Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Pakistani American girl among Corona crisis heroes honored by Trump

Pakistani American girl among Corona crisis heroes honored by Trump
WASHINGTON (92 News) – A 10-year-old Pakistani American girl scout was honored by US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump along with other coronavirus crisis heroes for helping the people on the frontlines. Laila Khan, 10, from Maryland was recognized as American coronavirus hero as she has donated cookies to nurses and firefighters. On its Twitter page, the US Embassy in Islamabad also congratulated Laila Khan. “Congrats to 10-year-old Laila Khan, a Pakistani-American girl scout recognized by President Trump during a ceremony honoring coronavirus heroes! Laila donated 100 boxes of cookies to local medical workers & firefighters,” US Embassy in Islamabad tweeted. Earlier, President Trump and first lady Melania Trump paid tribute Friday to several American heroes who are helping on the front lines of the coronavirus crisis, including Girl Scouts from Maryland who donated cookies to nurses and firefighters. “The men and women we honor today remind us that the bonds that unite us in times of hardship can also raise us to new heights as we reopen and recover and rebuild,” the president said in a ceremony in the White House Rose Garden. Among the honorees was Amy Ford, a nurse from Williamson, West Virginia, who traveled to Brooklyn, New York, to work in a hospital besieged with COVID-19 patients. “For the past 42 days, she’s been working 12-hour shifts in the intensive care units of Kings County Hospital Center in Brooklyn,” Trump said. “Amy has been serving the coronavirus patients around the clock, and she once held the hand of an elderly patient all night long, just so the woman would not feel alone.” Ford spoke of “times of trial and error, and a lot of prayer.” “This experience has been one of the emotionally challenging things I’ve ever been through, but it has made me a better person in the end,” she said. “This virus may have initially caught our great nation off guard, but we will overcome this and we will prevail.” New York City Police Sgt. Spencer Garrett contracted the disease and spent a month fighting it. Now he distributes masks to residents in the East Harlem neighborhood that he patrols.