Arnold Schwarzenegger Donates $1 Million to Coronavirus Medical Supply Fund | 22 Words

More often than not, emergency services staff don't get the credit they deserve, and that couldn't be more the case amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Today, Arnold Schwarzenegger has donated a massive $1 million to the coronavirus medical supply fund, to help those who are on the frontline of the pandemic.

What he's had to say is amazing...

 

In our hour of need...

We rely on the incredible work of the emergency services and healthcare professionals.

And when it comes to medical pandemics?

It's these people who are on the front line trying to protect us.

And more often than not...

They don't even have sufficient protective gear, or at least, not enough of it to go around - i.e. proper masks.

We can get so wrapped up in ourselves, that we forget how much we rely on these people...

And of course, the fact that they are exposed to sick people day in day out - working hours that many of us couldn't even begin to imagine.

They themselves put their own health at stake.

Not to mention the long hours and mental health repercussions that come along with this.

And of course, this is no different when it comes to the coronavirus outbreak.

As the situation gets more serious, we are leaning on the vital work of healthcare professionals more and more.

In fact, things have gotten so bad that retired healthcare professionals are being asked to return.

Yep, really. Over the pond in the U.K. tens of thousands of retired medics are being asked to return to the UK's National Health Service in order to "boost frontline services," as per the BBC.

Healthcare services are strained as it is.

And we have to remember that they are people too.

Just days ago, doctors and nurses were pleading for masks.

Across the globe, staff are being forced to re-use dirty masks or even make their own.

This is truly awful.

How has this been allowed to happen?

Not to mention the fact that when they finally finish their shift...

They can't even buy any food due to people stockpiling. One nurse even filmed herself breaking down in tears after a forty-eight-hour shift when she pulled up to the grocery store (you can read her heartbreaking story at the end).

But of course, there is still so much good in the world.

For example, some kindhearted people have been donating protective masks to healthcare workers.

People have also been coming up with other ways to show their gratitude.

Small gestures like this go a long way.

This is a time for pulling together.

And it seems many celebrities have been quick to donate funds to help the shortages of medical supplies.

The latest celebrity to do their bit?

Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The news was shared on Twitter today.

The actor has donated a million bucks to a GoFundMe account called Frontline Responders Fund - which is run by an organization called Flexport.
"|I never believed in sitting on the couch and complaining about how bad things are, I always believed we should all do our part to make things better. This is a simple way to protect our real action heroes on the frontlines in our hospitals, and I’m proud to be part of it," the actor wrote.  A heartbreaking video clip has gone viral of a nurse, who has just completed a forty-eight-hour shift, in tears after there was nothing for her to buy at the grocery store. This is awful. Keep scrolling to watch...