I cannot begin this without saying "thank you" to Dr. Gurneet Bedi, a buddy of mine for over 10 years and an amazing doctor practicing Advanced Endoscopy at NYU Langone! When he hit me up to bring this awesome song to my attention, I knew it deserved some love, because it's about just that...love.
According to the official press release, employees at one of the largest NYC hospitals have released an original song and video to go with it in the wake of George Floyd’s murder. The song was written by Matt Stamm - a surgical Physician Assistant, and Maxx - a Patient Support Technician, and the video features several of their hospital‘s physicians, nurses, and Certified Surgical Technicians.
Day in and day out, these medical professionals put their lives on the line to help those in need. As we all know, NY was the hardest hit city in the US during the COVID-19 pandemic, but as numbers start to decline they've turned their attention to another pandemic...racism.
“The original idea was to find a way to celebrate and stand in solidarity with my black healthcare colleagues,” explains Stamm. “I wanted them to know how much I love and respect them, and how they are not alone in their fight against systemic racism. When I asked Maxx and other hospital employees of all different races to join in the collaboration it soon became clear that I am not the only one who feels this way. The project became about coming together as a work family during this extremely painful time.”
It's extremely important for us all to understand and do our part to end the injustices that are plaguing our country. Stand with those who have been affected by police brutality and systemic racism, and most importantly...use your voice and platform, no matter how big or small, to speak up for what you believe is right. If these extraordinary healthcare professionals can battle one of the deadliest diseases in our country's history AND be a part of eradicating racism, so can you. Help support this song and see all proceeds from the downloads at the site will be donated to the Equal Justice Initiative.