Today, Hero Spotlight highlights Dr. Jean-Jacques Razafindranazy.
Jean-Jacques was a brave and courageous 68-year-old A&E doctor from France, who, regardless of his retirement, rose to the challenge in assisting his colleagues during this epidemic.
On Saturday, March 21, 2020 – this hero passed due to COVID-19. The doctor showed his resilience and passion in not only helping his colleagues as they were overworked, but the many people around him that had been affected by this disease.
According to the Guardian, Dr. Razafindranazy’s experience included working in an emergency ward in Compiègne, France, in the Oise département. This department is where France’s first COVID-19 case was recorded.
It is not confirmed how Dr. Razafindranazy contracted the virus, however Le Parisien mentioned that the doctor had seen patients at the beginning of the outbreak when precautions were not as heavily implemented.
A hero then, and still a recognized hero for years to come.
The world is truly grateful for doctors, like Jean-Jacques, who truly care for the human race as a whole and want to make a difference in this crisis. Learning about stories as such is a testament to the hero, but also to the severity of this pandemic. Dr. Jean-Jacques Razafindranazy, the world thanks you. The world thanks you for your passion and perseverance in providing hope for patients, as well as making the choice to lend a helping hand regardless of circumstances.