'I want to win': Athletes in medicine fields facing virus - Arizona Daily Sun
Kelsey Diemer feels the same energy as a doctor that she did a few years ago when she was among the best 3-point shooters in college basketball.
"I helped to take care of my grandmother when she was sick with leukemia, and I remember liking that feeling of being helpful and making her feel more comfortable," Farrell said. "At the end of the day, all of these people, they're sick and they just want to feel more comfortable." On work days, she's waking up a couple hours earlier than normal, just to prepare herself for the challenge that awaits. "This is the time we never thought we'd have to live through," Farrell said. "But here we are, and we're figuring it out." Rogers-Campbell has two teen-aged children that she can't see as much as she wants right now, out of fear of making them sick. They're staying with their father, and the days are taking a toll on her. They're taking a toll on her co-workers as well. "I see it every day," Rogers-Campbell said. "We cry, we laugh. I think the more we talk about it, the more comfortable we feel. It's not good to hold in those feelings." She's been a nurse for nearly 30 years. This is, without question, a time like none other in her career. "It's difficult, but it's what I signed up to do," Rogers-Campbell said. "It's my job and I love it. So we're going to keep fighting. Because if we don't go into work, who's going to take care of these people?" Get local news delivered to your inbox!