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FlexCare Travel Nurse Among Healthcare Heroes at Super Bowl LV

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The National Football League announced that it would give 7,500 vaccinated healthcare workers free tickets to Super Bowl LV in late January. Among the thousands of healthcare workers hoping to get a ticket, David P., a FlexCare ICU RN, received his special birthday gift just days before the Super Bowl, when he learned that he had scored a ticket.

When COVID-19 hit, the veteran ICU RN found himself in the thick of the virus while on assignment in Tacoma, WA. He spent seven months as an ICU RN during a crucial time while the state of Washington battled COVID-19. David took another crisis assignment in Lake Havasu, AZ before returning home to Florida where he is currently on assignment.

David is a Florida native and has been a Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan for over 30 years, and is a season ticket holder. When he received the news that he would be among his colleagues at the Super Bowl, rooting for his home team, in their home stadium, he was elated.  

This was a once in a lifetime opportunity, and if anyone deserves it, it’s all of us. We all went through a lot in 2020, experienced hell and got through it … it’s just incredible to experience it together.

On February 7, 2021, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers made history as the first NFL team to host the Super Bowl in its home stadium. Super Bowl LV hosted during a global pandemic would result in a Tampa Buccaneers win against the Kansas City Chiefs.

The home win topped the unforgettable experience for David, and will not be one he will likely soon forget.