Norwell woman recognizing healthcare workers on the front lines

Norwell woman recognizing healthcare workers on the front lines

NORWELL — In our new segment “Hey thanks," we’re featuring some of the ways people are giving or getting help during the coronavirus outbreak.

It’s important to recognize the good that’s happening and how everyone from individuals to big corporations are pitching in.

In Norwell, a woman is putting smiles on a lot of faces by recognizing healthcare workers on the front lines.

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Jenny Cohane is spreading love, one sign at a time.

“Within 48 hours, I couldn’t even respond to how many people wanted them,” said Cohane, owner of Citrus Daisy. “It was wonderful.”

Cohane is making these heart signs -- for free -- to show healthcare workers how much everyone appreciates their long hours and sacrifices in the fight against the coronavirus.

“I think we all maybe wanted a little control of kind of the uncertainty, what’s going on," she said.

Cohane told me via Skype that she was inspired by a simple movement called ‘hearts for healthcare workers.’

"At the beginning of the end of the day, if someone was driving home and they saw a heart it might just kind of help them ride the wave to the end of this and kind of fill them up when they are kind of tired and exhausted quite honestly," she said.

Cohane has a small handmade-sign business -- called citrus daisy -- that she runs out of her barn in Norwell.

She has also made kits for kids to hang hearts on their mailboxes to show their support.

Cohane says she’s most moved by the stories of those who have loved ones in the healthcare industry.

“There was one that came at 11:30 at night because her mother came out of retirement to work and she was working an overnight shift and she went and picked up a sign and wanted to paint it. She lives with her mom -- on her mom’s door when she came home,” Cohane said.

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