Rosemary Wickman went into nursing almost 37 years ago, and her daughters, Kristina and Katie, followed in her footsteps, also working on the front line of the outbreak at the Boston hospital, the family told the network in an interview. Her son-in-law, Brad Robillard, also works there as a nurse.
All four of the family members are working with patients sick with COVID-19, and they’ve been cheered on by their community, including Massachusetts Congresswoman Katherine Clark.
What an incredible family of #HealthcareHeroes from #MA5! So grateful for everything you’re doing to keep #MA healthy and safe. Enjoy the #MothersDay gifts! You deserve them and so much more! 💐 #NursesWeek2020 #NursesWeek #MAthankshttps://t.co/cf5ER7pZFI
— Katherine Clark (@RepKClark) May 8, 2020
Kristina and Katie both told “Today” they always knew they wanted to follow their mother’s career path.
“I decided to become a nurse because my role model and inspiration in life was a nurse, so I just wanted to follow in her footsteps,” Kristina said.
To say thank you to the family of health care workers, the “Today” show surprised the Southborough residents with a caravan of first responders and gifts of food, flowers, and Mother’s Day presents.
Watch the surprise below: