Single mother Suzanne Vaughan, 43, has been working double shifts for England’s NHS at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Norfolk—it was her own decision, but a tough one that forced her to be apart from her children for nine weeks.
But after more than two months working round the clock in the ICU, she finally had the chance to hug her daughters and “put my girls first.”
In the emotionally-charged scene Sunday, she quietly creeped up behind the sofa, surprising Bella and Hettie, 9 and 7, who had been staying with their Aunt Charlotte in Peterborough.
“I brought them to my sister’s home because I wanted to keep them safe, because I work at the hospital and was exposing myself to the virus each day,” said Suzanne. “But I also wanted to work more, and I couldn’t do more hours and keep the girls.
“It was a really difficult decision but it was a sacrifice that needed to be made.
She didn’t know how long it would be until she saw them again, and never expected it to be nine weeks.
“But so many others have made the same sacrifices because we want to help people and fight this virus. It was something I needed to do – I started doing this job over 20 years ago because I wanted to help people.”
-Good News Network