#HonorHeroes: Tribute to everyday people doing extraordinary things

During these challenging times everyday people are doing extraordinary things. Together, we honor and salute the workers and volunteers, including our family and friends, who are making a difference.

To the healthcare providers, first responders, delivery drivers, mail carriers, utility workers, supermarket staff, and tens of thousands of others — thank you.


  • Kelsey Spencer, APRN, nurse at Utica Park Clinic in Tulsa — wife of Tim Spencer
  • Tara Lewis, RN, critical care nurse at OU, currently serving in Boston to assist with COVID-19 efforts — friend of Yamarie Pigg and cousin of Paul Ross
  • Capt. Charles Pasque, orthopedic surgeon at OU Medicine, currently serving in the Navy Reserve aboard the 1,000-bed USNS Mercy off the coast of California — uncle of Brian Burget
  • Laurel Howard, RN, nurse and medical researcher, currently serving at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital as ICU Specialist — daughter of Judy Ames
  • Sawyer Wells, meteorologist at KOTV Channel 6 in Tulsa — son of Stephanie Wells
  • Danielle, RN, nurse at Saint Francis Hospital in Tulsa — friend of Stephanie Wells
  • Teri Harper, staff at Mercy Home Health, Oklahoma City — friend of Stephanie Wells
  • Parmida Gebreilli, nurse working with COVID-19 patients at Hillcrest Hospital in Tulsa — sister-in-law of Jennie Burger
  • Paloma Peña, RN, nurse at Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, Florida — friend of Maria Gutierrez
  • Tucker Andrew, sales associate at QuikTrip in Tulsa — son of Susie Holland
  • Ross Barnes, aircraft refueler at Tulsa International Airport in Tulsa — son of Susie Holland
  • Ben Barnes, delivery driver at Dominos Pizza in Tulsa — son of Susie Holland
  • Jordin Sauerwald, x-ray technician at Mercy in Oklahoma City — daughter of Lisa McKinzie
  • Dr. Mark Sauerwald, ER doctor at Normal Regional Health System in Norman, Oklahoma — son-in-law of Lisa McKinzie
  • Dr. Andrew Prince, pulmonologist/intensive care at Hillcrest Medical Center in Tulsa — son of Jim Prince
  • Dr. Heidi Prince, anesthesiologist at Saint Francis Hospital in Tulsa — daughter-in-law of Jim Prince
  • Amber Simon, cardiovascular sonographer at Oklahoma Heart Hospital in Oklahoma City — daughter of Nancy Marshall
  • Jaimie Lopez, RN, ICU nurse at Saint Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City — friend of Pam Fries and former legal secretary at McAfee & Taft
  • Sunnie LaBadie, kitchen worker at Mid-Del School District, breakfast and lunch sacks for 600 Mid-Del students to pick up during COVID-19 pandemic — friend of Donna Bennett
  • Mason George, police officer at Edmond Police Department in Edmond, Oklahoma — stepson of Amy George
  • Mark Rhodes and Kevin Kirksey, Office Services at McAfee & Taft in Oklahoma City
  • Rena Mitchum, aviation administrative assistant; Melissa Trent, aviation paralegal; and Michelle Gerwitz, aviation paralegal with McAfee & Taft’s Aviation Group
  • Ronnie Mackey, field network technician at Cox Communications — friend of Sabrina Walden
  • Dr. Ruth Lee, OB/GYN, Froedtert Hospital and Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin — daughter-in-law of Rick Riggs
  • Brian VanCuren, air battle manager with U.S. Air Force Reserve — best friend of Isai Molina
  • Noah Ritter, pharmacy technician with Integris Southwest Medical Center in Oklahoma City — son of Dawn Ritter
  • Cody VonTungeln, inventory management technician and courier at Oklahoma Blood Institute in Oklahoma City — son of Dana VonTungeln
  • Dr. Robert Ethel, anesthesiologist, UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas — son-in-law of Matt Bown
  • Christy Cartwright, RN, ICU nurse at Wise Health System in Decatur, Texas — mother of Hayley Blair Myers