Updated: October 05, 2020 10:23 PM
Created: October 05, 2020 04:26 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Albuquerque-based pizza parlor Restoration joined KOB 4 in paying it forward to a group of care coordinators from Presbyterian.
Restoration, like other restaurants, have been struggling due to the pandemic, but that didn’t stop them from picking up KOB 4’s big order.
“I think that businesses who have had people working are trying to do what they can to show appreciation and so we're seeing a lot of lunches being provided,” said Rachel Bernal, director of operation at Bosque Brewery and Restoration Pizza.
After all, who doesn’t love a little food to celebrate their good work?
“Food brings people together and we're all in this together and so it's nice to bridge that with pizza,” Bernal added.
After the pies were packed, the KOB 4 crew headed to Mariposa Basin Park to surprise the care coordinators. The coordinators are the people that help others navigate the health care system over the phone. They group of women have been working from home and haven’t seen each other in months.
One woman in particular, was being honored.
“I've been wanting to meet her for the longest time,” said Rosalina Reza, the Pay it 4ward nominator.
When Rosalina was experiencing health issues, she called for a health care provider and was assisted by Ayanna Brown. Rosalina said Ayanna went above and beyond for her, walking her through her health crisis over the phone.
Ayanna told Rosalina that she needed to go to the hospital, which may have saved her life.
“She's done more for me than any other care coordinator has done. She's the reason I'm still here,” Rosalina said.
“I was just doing my job. That's all. I love people, I love what I do,” Ayanna said.
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