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Proud 2 Be OK: Tulsa Botanic Garden Donates Freshly Cut Tulips to Hospital Workers, Patients

Posted at 10:52 PM, Apr 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-02 23:52:10-04

TULSA, Okla. — The tulips at Tulsa Botanic Garden are in full bloom right now, and while the general public can’t visit in-person, garden staff is giving us a peek with these pictures on social media.

Tulsa Botanic Garden President and CEO Dr. F. Todd Lasseigne has gone step further by delivering hundreds of freshly cut tulips Thursday to workers and patients at Ascension St. John Medical Center.

"We enjoy them, but that’s not why we planted them," Lasseigne said. "Who cares if just staff can see them? That’s why we’ve tried to do a lot on social media to let people see them, and if we can get them out to some of the people on the front line fighting cover, it might lift their spirits."

Also this week, the staff from Eliot Elementary School in Tulsa has been collecting disinfectant wipes, and donating them to St. John and St. Francis.

The Oklahoma State University football coach Mike Gundy shared a message of encouragement for those on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19.

"We know it’s tough. We know sometimes you guys have limited resources, but you guys have been so strong," Gundy said. "You guys are true warriors. We’re excited for you. This thing is gonna end. We know it’s coming to an end. Keep fighting. We’re behind you all the way. Appreciate everything you do. Go pokes!"

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