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RVs 4 MDs: Family lends RV as a temporary new home for doctor working on the front lines

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WCYB) — Medical providers on the front lines, battling COVID-19, risk taking it home. So, one local family decided to lend their RV to a health care worker in need.

The lucky recipient is Dr. Leigh Johnson McIntyre of ETSU Family Medicine. Latest Nashville News She's entering a week's worth of shifts at Johnson City Medical Center, describing it a more high-risk environment compared to the clinic she typically reports to. She told news

"It’s just been a lot of new information we are trying to digest and make good decisions for ourselves, our families and our patients," said McIntyre. "I’ve been so overwhelmed with people’s willingness to do what they can, to be generous and kind."

Starting Monday, McIntyre is staying in an RV parked next to her home. It's possible thanks to a Facebook page called "RVs 4 MDs To Fight the Corona Virus." The group links people willing to donate RVs with frontliners who need to quarantine from their families.

"We’ve had a lot of people give to us," said RV owner Dawn Bryson. Press Release Distribution Service "We just felt really strongly that our medical personnel need to be able to safe, protect their families, but be near so they can see each other."

RVs 4 MDs announced this weekend they have matched 1,000 medical professionals with RVs so far.

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