Chicago White Sox honor retired nurse who flew to Europe to help Ukrainian refugees

Chicago White Sox honor retired nurse who flew to Europe to help Ukrainian refugees

CHICAGO (TOC) — Joan Morris is just not one to relish the highlight. However she had no method to keep away from it Friday evening as White Sox followers gave her a standing ovation.

The White Sox honored her for her volunteer work between innings at Friday evening’s recreation.

“It was eye-opening,” Morris stated.

A retired nurse, Morris simply returned from Slovakia and Poland the place she went to assist Ukrainian refugees. She largely helped cook dinner and clear for ladies and kids who fled their war-torn nation. She stated it was emotional work.

“They’re extra than simply leaving their nation,” she stated, “they’re leaving their husbands and fathers as a result of they needed to keep. They go to a rustic with out talking the language or know the place to go.”

Morris can be an avid volunteer for Sox Charities efforts. And shortly after she retired, the pandemic hit and she or he went again to work to assist out. Sox followers let her understand how a lot they recognize her.

“She’s lived a servant’s life,” stated Christine O’Reilly, Sox Neighborhood Relations. “She is past superb.”

Morris stated she tries to go to as many Sox video games as doable in the course of the summer time, however she’s keen to present that up this season if she is ready to return and assist the refugees once more.

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