Meet Dr. Claudette Lajam, an orthopedic surgeon on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic in New York.

After successfully recovering from COVID-19 herself, Dr. Lajam is now back at work volunteering in the medical ward to help her colleagues treat COVID-positive patients. She’s a true hero, which is why we’re honoring Dr. Lajam in our #InThisTogether Heroes video series, where we’re highlighting everyday Americans who are bravely battling COVID-19 on the frontlines. 

In part one of her story, Dr. Lajam describes the situation inside New York hospitals, including if the media reports are true. Are they running out of PPE equipment? And will the tide of the pandemic turn soon?

Watch the video to hear her unscripted, unedited account of what it’s like battling the COVID-19 crisis, and help us honor Dr. Lajam by sharing her inspirational story.

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