PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A Philadelphian on the frontline of the pandemic receives game-night honors from the Philadelphia Flyers. Dr. Ala Stanford in the stands Thursday night with her family as the Flyers saluted her important coronavirus contributions.
She is the founder of Philadelphia’s Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium.READ MORE: 14-Year-Old Boy Injured In North Philadelphia Shooting, Police Say
She said the opportunity to spend some quality time with her family meant the world to her.READ MORE: Philadelphia Students Return To In-Person Learning Monday After Nearly A Year
“It has been a lot of late nights, and really early mornings, of not spending time with my family, and so to be able to have this night with them and enjoy it. I found out this morning, someone nominated me which is amazing, I don’t know who it was, but thanks,” she said.MORE NEWS: Frustrated Lawmakers Allege Pennsylvania Health Department Failing To Provide Enough Vaccines For Suburban Philadelphia Counties
Dr. Stanford helped build a mobile COVID-19 testing operation that provides free testing in the city’s hardest-hit areas.