Episode 9: Home Sweet Home – Hope From the Front Lines Podcast

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Hope from the Front Lines is a weekly podcast featuring stories of members of SEIU HCIIMK on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis. 

Long-term health care workers have been overlooked for a long time and during the time of a pandemic, things are no different. These health care 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.  

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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 Frontlines 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.   

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