Tammy Got A Bike

Thanks to all those who answered the call and showed love to visiting nurse Tamara Kruse. She is extremely grateful to all those who offered bikes and financial support. As reported earlier, her bike was crushed by a driver of a Baldor speciality foods delivery truck on Tuesday (6/23/20) making a right turn at an intersection. She was getting off her long shift at the hospital and heading to her hotel room, in Brooklyn. My good friend and co-worker James, had a spare Dahon fold-up to lend.

Tammy will be able to commute from her Hotel in Park Slope to Brookdale Hospital in Brownsville and continue to provide much needed medical support to those with the Coronavirus. She’ll also be able to explore our city on her much deserved days off. Turns out Tammy is an avid cyclist from Portland Oregon. She competes in major marathons and Ironman triathlons. She also travels to Ethiopia to aid a cardiac surgeon who performs heart surgery on children. She says she likes to name her bikes and is saddened to have to tell Penny (her triathlon bike) and Special her Specialized that Kona (the fold-up here in NY) was killed. James didn’t have a name for his loaner…so well leave that to Tammy. I’m super thrilled that the #bikenyc community came through to help out this much valued health worker and will keep her riding on our streets!

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