MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A group of people travels to Mid-South hospitals to pray for the patients and medical workers fighting against COVID-19. That includes people who are quarantined, unable to see their families.
Video of what they're doing has been shared more than 20,000 times on social media.
The woman who organized this said right now prayer is more important than ever.
“It’s not me,” said Aimee Coccodrilli. “It’s a group of prayer warriors that care.”
These prayer warriors told FOX13 they are here to help, singings songs like Amazing Grace and holding signs of encouragement to uplift people during this difficult time.
“Some people are dying. Their families can’t say goodbye. I can’t even comprehend that.”
Coccodrilli said she wanted to do something to make people feel better, so she organized gatherings at hospitals like St. Francis and Baptist. She said the most touching part is seeing people look through hospital windows.
“It’s a very uplifting feeling to know you are doing something through God," she said. “Doing something during a time where you might feel powerless.”
The group said they come together to let patients and medical workers know they aren’t alone.
”I can’t imagine how tough that it is. We just want to thank you. We pray for you every day,” she said.
The organizer said she doesn’t want to just visit hospitals. She said she is thinking about going to nursing homes and other places, anywhere to help uplift people.
On Thursday the group will meet at the pavilion outside Methodist Germantown around 7 p.m. Those who want to participate are asked to turn your car off and your hazard lights on and practice social distancing.
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