By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Before the Pirates and Cubs toss out the first pitch on the 2021 MLB season today, the Pirate Parrot surprised one local healthcare worker.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Pittsburgh: Allegheny Co. Health Dept. Reports 372 New Coronavirus Cases, Bringing County Total To 89,917
Kelsey Brentely heard a knock at her door and when she answered, it was the Pirate Parrot with a gift – tickets to the Pirates home opener on April 8 at PNC Park.READ MORE: 95-Year-Old Squirrel Hill Woman's Birthday Wishes Granted Thanks To UPMC, Nonprofit
Brentely is a nurse at West Penn Hospital and has helped the hospital keep running throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The last year, you know, working in the middle of a pandemic has been very rough and challenging, but rewarding just to see that we’re now on the brink of getting back to normal and being able to vaccinate people,” she said. “Being able to help out at the vaccination clinic has been amazing to me.”MORE NEWS: Openings Still Available For AHN Johnson And Johnson Vaccine Clinic In Monroeville By Appointment Only
The Pirates and Chevrolet picked Kelsey because of her hard work, compassion, and dedication.