Service + Solidarity Spotlight: NATCA Members Deliver Thanks to Hospital Staff Who Saved One of Their Own from COVID-19

Chelsea Corcoran

Working people across the United States have stepped up to help out our friends, neighbors and communities during these trying times. In our regular Service + Solidarity Spotlight series, we’ll showcase one of these stories every day. Here’s today’s story.

When Chelsea Corcoran, a member of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) in Houston, Texas, fell severely ill with COVID-19, the staff at Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital did everything they could to save her life and the lives of the twins she was carrying. “I wasn’t able to provide enough oxygen for all three of us,” she said. Thanks to the extraordinary care she received from hospital staff, she and her babies survived and are on the road to recovery. Corcoran’s union brothers and sisters expressed their gratitude by delivering lunch to doctors and nurses at the hospital’s intensive care unit. The gesture was part of the union’s “feeding the front lines” campaign to thank health care workers on the front lines fighting the coronavirus.