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We Honor Local Parents and Health Heroes

Parenting is hard. Throw a pandemic into the mix, and you’ve got some serious stress—especially for the folks listed below, who are risking their lives to serve others.
We honor them for their work, both as parents and as health care providers, during the COVID-19 pandemic. To all of you from all of us at Family Life: Thank you for your service.

Melissa Osmon, RN, was nominated by Robin Hardisty, who says Melissa “is that nurse you want caring for your loved ones.” Melissa is a single mom of a sixth grader and also takes care of her grandparents. She started to work as a nurse for Kaiser right when the pandemic hit.

Tricia Meyer, RN, was nominated by Tony Gines and Claire Gines, RN. Tony says, “Tricia is a selfless, extremely hard-working nurse and mother. She gives amazing care to COVID-19 patients almost daily and at the same time advocates for the safety of all the staff at the hospital.” Claire adds, “She is a passionate health-care advocate, school and community volunteer, and my best friend.” Meyer works for Kaiser in San Rafael.

Nominate your own Health Care Hero at Nominees must be parents as well as health-care providers.