As we move forward from the COVID 19 Pandemic, we are learning that there are many people who have gone above and beyond to help their fellow man. In this week’s post, I wanted to recognize the work a friend and case management colleague who went above and beyond to help her fellow man during a deployment in 2020.

CAPT LJuca Belsito is a RN, MSN, CCM and a Nurse Consultant for the Center of Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) in the Office of Communication and Education of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. She was part of a team that was sent to Japan – February 14-March 6, 2020 to help passengers who were stranded on the Diamond Princess Cruise ship that was docked in Tokyo Japan. When they got there, they found that their assignment was much more than just helping American’s leave a cruise ship.

Click here to access a short video that tells of the work Ljuca and her teammates did to help people stranded in a foreign country during a worldwide pandemic. I know you will find the video inspiring. This is one of the many examples of how frontline workers in healthcare professionals, members of our public health systems , law enforcement, firemen and women and others exceeded expectations as part of the work they did during the pandemic. Please watch the video and share with your family and friend. On behalf of readers of Nurse Advocate, thank you Captain Belsito and your team for your service!

If you have a story you would like to share that shares someone you know who has gone above and beyond to help their fellow man, please email me atallewellyn48@gmail.comand I will highlight in a future post.

Editor’s Note: Even though the CDC is relaxing restrictions, please get vaccinated, wear a mask when you are out with people you do not know and wash your hand frequently. COVID 19 is still with us. The work we have done up to this point is working, but we need to remain vigilant.

Stay safe!




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