ATLANTA, Ga. (CW69 News at 10) — Medical professionals are risking their lives on a daily basis like many have never seen, as the number of coronavirus cases continues to spiral upward.

In an Instagram post, a Southwest Airlines photo captures a dozen of them, from the Atlanta area, on a flight to New York to help with the epic and ever-growing crisis there last Friday.


Southwest Airlines posted:

“While so many of us continue to feel the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, no one knows what is happening quite like our medical professionals. These brave souls soldier on in the midst of tremendous risk and exposure, constantly putting the needs of others above their own. Their selfless sacrifice is a beacon of light during such a dark time in our world, and no amount of gratitude and praise would ever be enough. Because of their courage, our family, our friends, our coworkers, our neighbors, and more have a fighting chance. More than a dozen healthcare professionals from Atlanta answered the call this past Friday evening to serve in New York. This photo embodies it all: bravery, courage, and sacrifice. If it were easy, everyone would do it, but we know that is not the case. Thankfully, this group and countless others do it each day, and for that we are forever grateful and in their debt. So to all the first responders, medical professionals, healthcare workers, and anyone else on the front lines today and every day to keep us safe, thank you. #SouthwestHeart

Photo Credit: Southwest Employee Dayartra E.