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Mother of 4 Leaves Family to Care for COVID-19 Patients in Another State: 'I Couldn't Say No

"My 4-year-old, Elijah, would ask if I’d come home when I was done saving lives, and I assured him that I’d be home as soon as I could," said Dakoyoia Billie, an Atlanta-based nurse practitioner."Yes, I have four kids and a busy life as a nurse-practitioner, but when I saw a chance to care for those who needed it most, I couldn’t say no," Billie said in a first-person essay featured in the magazine's August issue.

Photo Credit: David Pisnoy

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