Disney alum Jennifer Stone is ready to help amid the coronavirus pandemic. The former Wizards of Waverly Place star just revealed that she has officially become a registered nurse, and fans couldn’t be more proud of her.
For those who missed it, the actress took some time away from the spotlight over the last few years to focus on her education. She finished nursing school in December 2019, and now, she’s ready to join the health care workers who are fighting against the deadly disease.
“A very good friend of mine (@maiarawalsh) pointed out to me that today is #worldhealthday,” she wrote on Instagram on Wednesday, April 8. “It is also the day I went from a volunteer, then a student nurse, and now an RN resident. I just hope to live up to all of the amazing healthcare providers on the front lines now as I get ready to join them.”
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A very good friend of mine (@maiarawalsh ) pointed out to me that today is #worldhealthday . It is also the day I went from a volunteer, then a student nurse, and now an RN resident. I just hope to live up to all of the amazing healthcare providers on the front lines now as I get ready to join them. #worldhealthorganization #supportnurses #westayhereforyou❤️pleasestayhomeforus #covid2020
For those who missed it, the World Health Organization has reported that more than 1,530,000 people have contracted coronavirus so far, resulting in more than 89,000 deaths. Medical professionals have called for “social distancing” to prevent further spreading of the illness, which is defined as “trying to keep yourself away from other people, especially large crowds.” Because of this many events, concerts, award shows, conventions and festivals have been canceled, including all Broadway plays and sports games. People are urged to stay indoors, avoid all public places and isolate themselves during this time.
Some celebrities have unfortunately caught the deadly disease, including Justin Bieber‘s pastor, Carl Lentz, Hairspray and Legally Blonde star Laura Bell, Gossip Girl alum Aaron Tveit, Charlotte Lawrence, Liz Mace from the pop duo Megan and Liz, producer Andrew Watt, Frozen 2 actress Rachel Matthews and influencer Arielle Charnas. Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling revealed that she had symptoms of the coronavirus but did not get tested. Plus, KJ Apa‘s parents announced that they had contracted the illness after they returned from Los Angeles, where they had visited the Riverdale actor to support his new movie, I Still Believe.
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