Longtime UF Health Shands employee shares her COVID-19 experience

By: Caroline Lee

2020 — It was going to be a big year.

“My birthday is June 28 and I took the next week off from work,” Glen said. “If you know me, you know my birthday celebrations last all month long.”

Not even 24 hours later, Glen’s test came back positive. She had COVID-19.

Direne and her daughter, Sheila, Mother's Day 2018 Glen and her daughter, Sheila, on Mother’s Day 2018.
“He was patient and amazing,” Glen said. “But it wasn’t just him, all of the nurses and research team members were just so patient.”
Direne and her whole crew Christmas 2020 Glen and her entire family on Christmas Day 2020.
“I couldn’t ask for anything more than being with my family and doing the job that I love,” Glen said.