They say in crazy times like these, focusing on the helpers and looking for the good will help get you through.

Seeing the amount of Rockford restaurants who are stepping up to provide free food for first responders and medical professionals even though their business has to be struggling is incredibly heart warming to me. Seeing the stories of locals helping neighbors and businesses retooling to help make vital medical supplies is the stuff that makes me smile in the midst of all this craziness.

Staying together even though we're physically apart is the only way we will get through this, and I am eternally grateful for all the helpers I see emerging every day. Helpers just like these ones featured by WIFR:

THANK YOU, Boots Upholstery and In Home Medical Group for stepping up to produce these vital medical masks. Thank you for working so hard to keep our community safe. My husband works in the medical profession, and I worry about him every single day right now. Your hard work is literally helping to calm some of my fears, and I couldn't be more thankful.

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