Long-term healthcare workers have been overlooked for a long time, and during the time of a pandemic, things are no different. These healthcare workers are often the ones who are looking after those most vulnerable in our society. In this episode, we learn from two long-term health care workers, Monique Smith and Marybeth Linse, on the difficulties of taking care of a loved one during a global pandemic.
Reporter JONATHAN AGUILAR recently graduated from DePaul University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. During his time at DePaul, Jonathan helped establish the university's first Spanish-language publication. Jonathan strives to document the news in an unbiased way, so that people can grow in their understanding and empathy for communities outside of their own. Hope From The Front Lines has provided him an opportunity to learn more about those who are often under reported, He's also been able to reflect on his own experience providing long term care for a relative. In his free time, Jonathan likes relaxing in his hammock with Mac Miller playing on repeat in his headphones.