Angels In Uniforms! 126 NICU Nurses Win Lottery And Donate Their Winnings To Members In Need
December 3, 2018 11:37 By Mambee
Not all superheroes wear capes, and nurses are one of them. These amazing individuals have been known over time to be incredibly supportive, helping families goes through their toughest times.
Many would say it's part of the job, but it isn't, and they deserve accolades for all their selfless efforts.
Here is an example of their altruism, although this time there were no patients involved but the nurses themselves. A group of 120 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) nurses decided to try out their luck with the lottery.
Their chances of winning were quite farfetched, but they decided to give it a try. Surprisingly, the winning numbers were announced, and they found out they had won $7,200. It was exhilarating.
Not only did they win, but they were just a number away from hitting the mega jackpot of $1.5billion.
However, after payment of taxes and other fees, each member would have only about $50 each, so they decided to put it to much better use.
Rather than split it, they decided to donate it to their members most in need, a fantastic gesture from these wonderful women.
They shared what remained of the $7,200 with two nurses, Gretchen Post and Casey Orellana, who were going through a tough time.
Gretchen's son, Jack, had passed away recently. He took his own life at the young age of 17, leaving Gretchen completely disrupted.
Casey, on the other hand, had her husband battling cancer and was finding it very hard to keep up with the bills.
When both women heard about what their colleagues had done, they were moved. Gretchen would go ahead to use her share for her son's burial, while Casey would use it towards her husband's treatment.
The story has since then gone viral to inspire millions of people all over the world. While speaking to KMOV News, one of the nurses, Stephanie Brinkman, disclosed what she told the women as she handed over the money to them. She said:
I know it's not the $1.6 billion but here is what we have to offer you. Hopefully, it'll help.
Without a doubt, it is right to say nurses are heroes without capes. They have something more powerful: They have kind hearts.