Giants legend Eli Manning sent a special message to the entire healthcare team at New York-Presbyterian hospital systems (to more than 47,000 employees) -- as the workers there are on the front lines helping to battle the coronavirus pandemic in New York City.
"I just wanted to give a special call-out to all the caregivers and really the entire healthcare team at New York Presbyterian Hospital," Manning said. "Thank you so much for everything you're doing. We read about it every day, and your selflessness, your determination, your willingness to act and go above and beyond was expected. ... to help out New York and so many people.
"When everybody else in the world is being asked to stay at home and to sit back and do nothing, you've been asked to step up. And you're doing that in every way. We can not thank you enough and just want you to know how much we all appreciate what you're doing to the benefit of so many others. So please stay safe, stay healthy, and God bless."
Manning spoke last week about the resiliency of New Yorkers amid the coronavirus pandemic.
"We're doing everything possible to get through this," Manning told the New York Post's Steve Serby in a Q&A. "We're taking the right steps, and obviously, this is an uncertain time. But, I think this country, and the Northeast and New Jersey and New York, are resilient and we're tough and we kind of find a way to fight through things. That's what we're gonna have to do.
"You just kind of figure out a way. It's not gonna be easy, it's not gonna be perfect, and there will be ups and downs and struggles. But we're gonna help out each other, we're gonna lend a hand when we need to, and that's kind of what this is about: It is an unknown, it is something that's new. But, it's something like that we will figure out and get a handle on and beat it."