A Tribute to First Responders in the COVID-19 Pandemic

In the photo: Kevin Meilak, M.D., LMU Class of 2014, is a First Responder Lion. Dr. Meilak practices medicine in Kansas City, MO


Dear LMU Faculty, Staff and Administrators,

On behalf of the Campus Ministry team, I pray this finds you and your loved ones healthy in this difficult time.

I’m writing to you with first responders in mind. Many of you have relatives or know alumni who work as doctors, nurses, police officers, firefighters and paramedics. Campus Ministry is creating a tribute to those members of the LMU Community who are putting their own lives on the front lines of this pandemic to care for and save others. These names will also be added to the Office of Mission and Ministry’s prayer requests.

Here is the invitation.  If you, or any of your family members, are first responders, were inviting you to participate by sending:

  • A picture of your first It can be any picture of your choice, in uniform, scrubs, or casual;
  • The persons name and where they serve in their work. If this person is an LMU alumnus/a, please include their class year;
  • Your name, class year, position at LMU, and relation to this individual;
  • You may send as many first responders names as there may be in your family. There is no limit to the number of people you can ask to be included in this living tribute.

We are building a tribute to these members of the LMU community who have answered the call to be persons with and for others. If you would like your loved one who is a first responder to be included, please send this information directly to me via email at: John.Flaherty@lmu.edu by Monday, April 13.

Finally, please share this with every member of the LMU community you feel might want to contribute to this living tribute and prayer. Please forward this far and wide.

As we are realizing, we are even more interconnected to one another than we may have appreciated even a few short weeks ago.

Please stay healthy and be kind to yourselves and to those with whom you’re sequestered.

Peace and prayers,

John Flaherty
Associate Director of Campus Ministry