Nurse who contracted COVID-19 while working recovers and returns to work

Deb Buonopane returned to the hospital she had been working at for more than 30 years and has been providing comfort to those struggling with the virus.
1:51 | 06/17/20

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Finally tonight here, we have said all along that we will stay on the stories of the heroes on the front lines, getting the virus themselves. Tonight, another hero's return. Last night, we introduced you to Mia house, the mother who is back at work, driving buses in New York City after coming down with covid-19. It took weeks for this mother and wife to recover. Back to dinners with her family, back to the grocery store with her children. My favorite part about my job is knowing I'm making a difference. This is what I signed up for this is my job. And tonight here, another one of those heroes you met right here going back. Boston nurse, deb buonopane, who came down with the virus. It was her own hospital that treated her. We remember the day she left the hospital, Brigham and women's, where she's been working for more than 30 years. And this is what she told us weeks ago. David, I just want to say to the nurses that took care of me while I was a covid-19 patient, that you are loved by those who you take care of. And tonight, look at her return. So glad to see you. Thank you. How do you feel? Feel good, thanks. Awesome. Nurse deb heading right back into the E.R. Have a great day, deb! Deb wearing her protective gear, telling us she's been reassuring patients who are now battling the virus, saying, I've been there, stay strong. Hi, David! Deb after her first shift back. It's 4:00 P.M., leaving my job right now. It was great being back at work. It was very exciting to be back and I'm completely exhausted. Have a good night. Tonight, deb back with the team that cared for her, now caring for the next patients battling the virus. Nurse deb is back. We should note that later tonight here, the documentary "Let it fall" tab 1992 L.A. Riots, 8:00 P.M. Eastern right here.

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