Courage, Resiliency, and Gratitude on the Pandemic’s Frontlines and More Stories On Staten Island

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.  — On this episode of the OnSI podcast… A special look back at the year that was, leading off with courage, resiliency, and gratitude on the frontlines of the fight against COVID-19.

“Everyone was making the beds and cleaning stretchers. It was something that I’ve never seen before. It was just like a family. Everybody just worked together. It was so chaotic and so overwhelming, and I needed to be there,” said Amy O’Sullivan, who lives in Meiers Corners and works as a Nurse at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn.

Also this month, Staten Island got a new independent platform for sharing stories from the borough, how hopes to amplify voices from Tottenville to Tompkinsville and everywhere in between.

“There are so many positive stories that come out of a crisis like this, and I think we were looking to capture those stories, and I think we did,” said Joe Malvasio, Co-Founder of the OnSI podcast.

Plus, even during the darkest days of 2020, why many Islanders firmly believe brighter days are in store for all of us in 2021 and beyond.

“During times of tragedy and crisis, Staten Islanders always band together. Staten Islanders are always there for each other, they have each other’s backs,” said Anthony Rapacciuolo, the Founder of COVID Talks.

Photo courtesy Downtown Staten Island.