Kudos for Care

Honoring Our Nurses on the Front Lines

Help “Kudos for Care” honor and support nurses through the COVID-19 pandemic crisis.
Kudos For Care is giving back to our frontline health workers by providing meals, protective equipment, relief for expenses, rewards and recognition.


Kudos For Care has created an online community of powerful stories shared by nurses and healthcare workers fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
> Nurses helping patients dying alone without family.
> Nurses avoiding their homes and family members for fear of infecting loved ones.
> Nurses enlisted to COVID units, working long hours and extra duties, facing anxiety about insufficient protection and supplies, exhausted and distraught.
We want to hear your stories and we want to give back.

Nurse advocate Debbie Johnston created Kudos For Care to support our exceptional healthcare heroes, and to share their heroic stories of dedication and bravery. Click here to watch her message.

Nurses: please share your stories and fears battling COVID-19. People everywhere: share your thanks by supporting healthcare heroes on the frontlines. Become a financial supporter or donor of supplies and services. Or just send a message of thanks and support. Learn about Kudos For Care’s 5 Ways To Give to help to our heroic nurses.

Nurse Stories from the Front Lines

I’m a social person by nature. I love talking, interacting, and learning with and from others. Never in my career Read more
In the coronavirus era, nurses are called heroes. Sometimes, the lives they save are those of other nurses. When Crystal Read more
This is a time of extraordinary heroism in America. We’re seeing the remarkable courage and character of the doctors, nurses, Read more
Cady Chaplin is an intensive-care nurse at Lenox Hill Hospital. She just turned thirty. Her closest friend at work is Read more
“For ICU nurses like Michelle Vaughan, treating COVID-19 patients has become the new normal. HENRICO COUNTY, Va. — A nurse Read more
“For ICU nurses like Michelle Vaughan, treating COVID-19 patients has become the new normal. “It’s incredibly scary,” she said. “We’re Read more
“Before Covid-19, health care workers were already vulnerable to depression and suicide. Mental health experts now fear even more will Read more
“Family members of a prominent Manhattan emergency room doctor who died by suicide in Charlottesville say she was exhausted by Read more
Kudos For Care founder, Debbie Johnston has been a passionate and renowned advocate and opportunity-creator for nurses in Virginia for Read more

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A Message from Nurse Debbie

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Debbie was recognized recently for a generous donation of gift baskets to HCA Chippenham & Johnston-Willis Hospitals in Chesterfield, VA.

Before creating Kudos For Care to reward and support nurses and caregivers fighting Coronavirus, Debbie operated a successful nurse home-health business, and went on serve on Governors’ boards and pursue her passionate support for child welfare and the healthcare community.  Click here to donate to Kudos For Care.

Share Your Story

People across the nation are so appreciative — and concerned — about the tremendous sacrifices and heroic efforts our healthcare workers are making. We know you are putting your lives on the line to save lives — often away from your homes and families.

We want to hear your story, and learn how we can help. Please use this form to submit the narratives and images of your struggles and accomplishments!

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