WATCH LIVE

Donald Trump is speaking at the Republican National Convention. Live now on News 12 and News 12 New York

Rockland nurse among heroes celebrated during Rockefeller Tree Lighting

While most had to enjoy this year's Rockefeller Tree Lighting Ceremony from home, front-line workers watched Wednesday from the front lines - topped with a holiday serenade from country music star Brett Eldredge.

News 12 Staff

Dec 4, 2020, 12:37 AM

Updated 1,323 days ago

Share:

A Rockland County nurse was among the health care heroes celebrated during the Rockefeller Tree Lighting.
While most had to enjoy this year's Rockefeller Tree Lighting Ceremony from home, front-line workers watched Wednesday from the front lines - topped with a holiday serenade from country music star Brett Eldredge.
"He gave us a wreath from the actual Rockefeller tree and then he sang for us it was like our own private audience. It was amazing," says nurse Chelsea Russo.
Russo is a Nanuet resident and a nurse at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.
The hospital was contacted and asked to nominate workers who deserved recognition as health care heroes. Russo was submitted and selected.
"It was really great because it was a day I was working and have such a busy crazy day made it that much more special," she says.
Russo not only worked on a COVID-19 floor this spring, she's also a COVID-19 survivor.
Russo's brother is also a front-line nurse.


More from News 12