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Pottawattamie Co. students give thanks to healthcare workers

Posted at 6:21 PM, Apr 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-07 19:21:54-04

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (KMTV) — We keep hearing how important it is to thank and appreciate healthcare workers and those on the frontlines. On Tuesday, kids in Council Bluffs took that to heart.

About 15 juniors from high schools across Pottawattamie County, who are part of a group called Leadership Council Bluffs, took to sidewalks at CHI Health Mercy to share chalk-written messages of thanks for all to see.

Candace White, an emergency room nurse we talked to, got to see the messages when she was on her break.

“There’s positive in every negative,” she said. “That’s what we live for every day. There’s a positive in every negative, and right now, everybody needs to think about that.”

These messages aren’t the only messages of thanks staff at the hospital can expect. Elsewhere in Pottawattamie County, Kirn Middle School students are hard at work, creating letters and cards for them.