These days, heroes come with face masks instead of capes—but a luxury resort chain in Mexico has rewarded 100 health care superheroes with free spa vacations to say thank you for their great hearts during the worldwide pandemic.
The last year of COVID has put their professionalism, resilience, and determination to be of help to others on full display.
As a token of appreciation for all their hard work—and even putting their lives at risk—Velas Resorts is giving 100 healthcare heroes a much-deserve vacation on a Mexican beach.
During April the public voted for their favorite stories among 350 nominations, choosing who would get the chance for an all-inclusive stay of 4 days and 3 nights in the luxury resort, with food and drinks prepared by its premiere chefs and restaurants.
The campaign, called “Let’s Be Thankful” unearthed heartwarming and inspiring stories included that of M. Snider, a practitioner nurse, and mother of two daughters, 3 and 5, who has worked extra shifts to cover colleagues having Covid-19 causing her to miss valuable time with her children in their younger years.
The voting period closed on April 30th and last week the 100 heroes were announced, and received their vouchers for the Velas Vallarta resort in Puerto Vallarta. Other Velas resort properties include Los Cabos (pictured bleow), Riviera Maya, and Riviera Nayarit.
Mexican airline Aeromexico joined in the initiative to give away roundtrip flights for the medical personnel chosen.
Carlos Alberto Espinoza Casillas was one of the winners. His nomination included a photo describing the neurosurgeon’s habit of wearing a special Batman adorned suit he created to give hope to his patients.
The nomination for Dr. Vanessa Hernandez of Monterrey, Mexico read, “She became our own ‘Dr. Fauci,’ giving clear guidance and directives, administering hundreds of COVID tests, running contact tracing operations and keeping our operation (with 1000 employees) functioning and safe, preserving the well-being and livelihood of our employees.”
“She has worked tirelessly for the last year, even when her husband was hospitalized with COVID. As a frequent visitor to Velas resorts, I know that she would love it and deserves a few days in paradise.”
Dr. Yannick Poulin. Dr. Poulin has been working in the intensive care unit of the Sherbrooke CHUS Hospital for a year without ever taking a vacation. He has been the one who has been taking care of people with COVID with serious symptoms. He has put his personal life on the line every day to help people. What Dr. Poulin wanted us to remember is that we must cherish every little thing in life and most of all enjoy it… We would like to thank him publicly for his dedication to our patients here in Canada.”
Read more inspiring stories at 100heroes.velasresorts.com.
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