HOULKA, Miss. (WTVA) - Amid this coronavirus pandemic, one local nurse practitioner is going above and beyond her duties.
“I was destined to be a servant,” Manda Griffin said.
The pandemic is continuing to teach us here in north Mississippi that all superheroes don’t wear capes. Sometimes it’s a white coat.
“It’s good to know that somebody thinks of me as a hero, but I consider it to be another day,” she continued.
But it’s not. According to Johns Hopkins University, as of May 7, Mississippi ranks in the top half of coronavirus deaths in the United States.
Many medical providers are seeing patients electronically. Griffin is seeing patients from the comfort of their cars. Often, she visits them at home, putting their safety before her own.
“It’s just easier,” Griffin said. “That’s protection for my staff as well as for the patients.”
Griffin is leaving the comfort of her office every day to help her community.
“I hate that it’s under these circumstances, but I enjoy doing what we do.”
Griffin said working on the front line is not a job but a calling.