TAMPA, Fla. — Editor's note: the video in the player above is from a story published on February 3, 2021.
As the Tampa Bay Buccaneers get ready to fight off the Kansas City Chiefs for the title of Super Bowl LV winners, three University Hospitals (UH) employees are sharing a once in a lifetime experience.
Earlier this year, the Cleveland Browns announced that they had invited three vaccinated UH frontline workers, Rolando Mirandilla, Catherine Wilson, and Dr. Rana Hejal, to attend the big game. On Sunday, UH shared pictures from the three healthcare workers.
"We are so very proud that Rana, Catherine and Rolando will represent UH's amazing health care workers at the Super Bowl," said Dr. Dan Simon, UH Chief Clinical & Scientific Officer and President of UH Cleveland Medical Center."
3News spoke with the three employees last week, who all said that this the chance to attend the Super Bowl meant the world.
"It’s been really exhausting," Mirandilla, a University Hospitals nurse in Parma, told us.
"Stressful and I would say challenging is probably the best word to use," Wilson, an assistant nurse manager downtown, added.
"Busy, challenging, [a] lot of emotions and lots of hard work," Dr. Rana Hejal, the medical director of Cleveland’s intensive care unit, said.
Each NFL team was allowed to invite several vaccinated healthcare workers from their area to attend the Super Bowl.
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