Emperor Divers' Second Covid Diver Hero Wins a Maldives Liveaboard Trip
In February, Emperor Divers launched its Covid Diver Heroes initiative, to recognise the efforts of divers who went above and beyond the call of duty during the coronavirus pandemic and reward them with free liveaboard trips to the Maldives and the Red Sea.
Emperor's second hero, who wins a trip to the Maldives, is Noam Har-Tzvi from Israel, who was nominated by her brother Adi:
'During the Corona in Israel, Noam founded a voluntary initiative called "Staying Together" - Connecting corona patients and their families. She couldn't stand the thought of elderly people dying alone in hospitals isolated from their families, so she decided to take action.
Together with an amazing team of volunteers she raised donations of tablets and laptops, programmed them so they can be used by remote control when the patients are in a bad shape and the medical staff is too busy, organized a group of volunteers that operated the devices from long distance and allowed (and still) thousands of video calls between the families and the corona patients to happen.
They connected children, parents and grandparents, wives and husbands, new mothers and their babies and more. The video calls immediately improved the spirit for all, allowing the patients to get love and support from their dearest and get better. Sadly, some of those calls were the last time they talked and gave them the chance to say goodbye.
The initiative helped in eight hospitals and geriatric institutions in Israel and the devices are still used in Corona and ICU units by the medical staff'