He Always Puts The health & Safety Of Others First: Westport Hero

Alfred Branch

WESTPORT, CT — When times are tough, heroes emerge. We all know someone who's making a difference right now as we live through unprecedented times. Here at Patch, we've launched an initiative to help recognize these everyday heroes.

This submission comes from Leela Narang, who nominated Dr. Steven Benaderet:

<b>Where the nominee lives:</b>
Westport

<b>Where the person who nominated the hero lives: </b>
Westport

<b>Name of the nominee:</b>
Dr. Steven Benaderet

<b>Name of the person who nominated the hero: </b>
Leela Narang

<b>Is the nominee considered an “essential worker”?:</b>
No

<b>What does the nominee do for work?:</b>
He is a family doctor so he is not required to work in the hospitals as he has a private practice

<b>Why do you believe the nominee should be recognized or honored?</b>
He volunteered to work in Bridgeport Hospital on the COVID-19 floors. He had to learn all new skills as a physician since he hasn't done this work before but felt it was his moral duty to help

<b>What’s one thing you want everyone to know about your hero?: </b>
He always puts the health and safety of others ahead of himself

>> Do YOU have a local hero you would like us to know about? Share their story here.

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This article originally appeared on the Westport Patch