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Louisville health care workers make stickers to celebrate "healthcare heroes"

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Posted at 10:00 AM, Apr 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-06 10:00:33-04

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — Two Louisville health care workers are sharing hope with fellow nurses during the coronavirus outbreak.

Hannah Fisher, a U of L nurse and her friend, Brittany Ballard, a respiratory therapist a Norton Health, have been making blue heart stickers for health care employees to wear on their badges.

"With all of this going on, I have all this craft stuff sitting around, me and Brittany both decided, you know what, let's use our craft stuff and let's do something bigger than what we've got going now. So, we kind of turned it into this, and it exploded honestly, which is awesome," Fisher said.

At first, Fisher shared them with coworkers in her unit, but within a week, more than 6,000 hearts have been distributed to area hospitals. Fisher and Ballard have also received orders from around the country.

They chose blue hearts because nurses are often identified by their blue scrubs. The color is also often associated with trust, loyalty and tranquility.

Fisher and Ballard have also begun handing the stickers out to grocery store employees and anyone else with a badge and working during this time.

You can visit their Facebook page, Healthcare Heroes. You can also follow their hashtag, #Heartsforheroes.

To place a stick order, email them here.

Healthcare Heroes also has a GoFundMe account.