2 essential workers share how Alicia Keys’ music helped their hospital heal

Charles Alfred and Chinyere Okoro are nurses at Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx and have both turned to Alicia Keys’ music during tough times.
2:51 | 09/17/20

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you're the engine that makes all things go and you're always in disguise, my hero I see your light in the dark smile in my face when we all know it's hard Welcome back to "Gma." Those are the faces of just some of the essential workers who have been on the front lines of the pandemic and who are here in our audience at the skyline drive-in in Brooklyn. Make some news in Brooklyn. We are beyond yetful for all they do and so excited here we are had you guys and with these two are two hard working folks. Both are nurses on the night shift in the bronx which was one of the hardest hit by the virus here in New York. Let's take a their story. As the covid-19 pandemic raged across our country return to our heroes fighting on the front lines. In New York City, the one-time epicenter of the pandemic at montefiore hospital, chi chi Okoro and Annie are just two of the faces. We take it one day at a time. Reporter: For Charles the fear of the unknown made a little easier by a gesture from his young daughter writing a letter to her father, you will always be my hero and I will continue to listen and learn from you. It felt so good. I'm her hero and it was really touching. I look at my daughter and say I'll do it. Reporter: Chi chi and Charles still felt they were fighting a losing battle. Code blue. Reporter: Lots of medical emergencies. It was with covid. Covid was all over the you can't sit is a moment without hearing it. It was very rampant. Code blue. Reporter: When you hear that we thought that we were losing the battle to covid. Reporter: The hospital decided to create a new code, a happy code to announce a patient's recovery from the virus marked by a special song played over the speakers. New York It gave us strength to keep coming to keep fighting. New York Yes. Yes. Kept putting out the numbers and at the end of the day the happy calls are more. When you go home like that you go home very happy, at least you knew you achieved something. New York It gave me the hope that in

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