She Uses Her Skills, Strength, & Heart As ER Nurse: Patch Hero

Ellyn Santiago

BRANFORD, 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 Vanessa Reale of Branford who nominated her future daughter-in-law Eliza Outtrim, an emergency room nurse.

Name of the nominee:
Eliza Outtrim

Is the nominee considered an “essential worker”?:

What does the nominee do for work?:
She's an ER nurse in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Why do you believe the nominee should be recognized or honored?
Eliza is a former Olympic Skier (Sochi) who uses her strengths, determination, skills and heart to take care of Covid patients in the ER despite the risk.

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This article originally appeared on the Branford Patch