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Sarasota nurses bring cut-outs of colleagues to Super Bowl so they could all be there together

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Posted at 6:55 PM, Feb 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-08 18:55:15-05

SARASOTA, Fla. — A group of Sarasota healthcare workers who were selected to go to the Super Bowl had a special way of making sure their colleagues weren’t left out.

A big part of Super Bowl LV was honoring frontline healthcare workers.

When 24 members of the patient care team at Sarasota Memorial Hospital were selected to go, they wanted to make sure everyone on their team was honored.

With them, they brought cutouts of the faces of their colleagues who couldn’t attend the game to make sure they were there in spirit.

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"I want to say it’s almost like a humbling experience. It’s something we all do every day, but to get recognition for it. It’s truly just amazing," said Sherry Fajura, an RN at SMH.

There were 7,500 vaccinated frontline workers from across the country who attended the Super Bowl for free as honored guests of the NFL.