Chantelle Diabate

A paralyzing blizzard that dumped 4 feet of snow in the New York area didn't discourage one determined nurse from getting to work.

Braving winds of forty miles per hour, Chantelle Diabate, 32, walked more than a mile through waist high snowdrifts to get to work at the Hebrew Home in Riverdale.

She was the only nursing home staffer who made it in to work on Saturday.

Diabate, who works the 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. night shift, is being hailed as a hero.

The Washington Heights resident said calling out sick did cross her mind when she heard public transportation had been canceled due to the blizzard.

But she thought about her patients.

"We’re like family,” Diabate said. “I’m tired but I decided to work a double shifts. They need me.”

The single mom found someone to care for her 3-year-old daughter and she made plans to crash over at a friend's place in the Bronx near her job.

Then she set out on foot through the snow in near white-out conditions.

“A friend walked with me and fell. At first I started out kind of like speed walking on ice. But then I realized this is like a workout and it's dangerous,” she told the NY Daily News. “Then I thought, you know what? A slow and steady pace is going to get me there, eventually.”

“I walked for about an hour and all I kept thinking was, I really love my patients,” Diabate said.

“When I went out there, the wind it just, hit me in the face,” she said on Sunday as she worked the 2nd half of her double shift.

The Licensed Practical Nurse was the only staffer to make it in to work after 50 nurses called out sick on Saturday.

Hebrew Home supervisor Mojdeh Rutigliano said a few of the medical staff spent the night at the nursing home.

“The majority of our nurses called in sick. They just couldn't come,” Rutigliano said. “Talk about crisis mode. But it was such a relief to see her come in.”

“I really have to love what I do make such a commitment,” she said. “This is what it means to be a nurse."

At least 28 people died in the snow storm that battered the east coast this weekend.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    I guess you CAN survive in the cold with popeyes and soup coolers.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    God bless her

  • SummerBaby

    That's fantastic! Way to go nurse lady. ??

  • Too Many Colors

    God bless her. And her dedication

  • darealQueenNefertiti

    Bless her heart.... She's an angel??

  • iWasteTime

    One Time for Her!
    Nurses like this; bless their hearts!

  • Milani

    “I really have to love what I do make such a commitment,” she said. “This is what it means to be a nurse.”
    ============================================
    Bless her heart, she must really love her job.

  • Just Keya

    Bless her heart

  • Str8tUpMenace

    I hope she gets a raise, a bonus, and an additional one week paid vacation.

  • That’s Interesting

    Gone head girl with your blue braids.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    She deserve

  • mzwhang90210

    This made my day and made me SO proud.
    Chantelle my hat is off to you sistah!!!

  • 1/8

    She probably went to work, because she used all her PTO/Vacation time up.

  • Too Many Colors

    Used it up? It was the TWENNIE THIRD day of the YEAR! Man listen.

  • Buttercup

    Woooohooooo! Go Chantelle.

  • MISSMEWITDATBULL

    Get outta my head! LOL

  • iWasteTime

    It was a state of emergency and NY were arresting people driving, shut down public transportation at noon and if you were seen walking you were being questioned. PTO or not, she could have stayed home.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Nurses have a hard job IMO in general, but I would imagine it being even more challenging providing care for the elderly. So that she cared enough to walk through that snow for her elderly patients, God Bless you Chantelle & your 3 year old son!

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    Keya, see how I was right about the snow possibly messing up my appointment that was supposed to be today? I'm psychic. That's how I know...you are having a boy.

  • AnonymousRose

    LOL, why dub, why.......

  • 1/8

    And maybe she had already called in ten times. ?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    manipulation tactic

  • SummerBaby

    The negativity is exhausting around here. Y'all like Kevin Gates & don't get tired. It's really getting annoying.

  • rayne215

    i have a ignorant comment, but i cant be petty in 2016. good for the blue braided nurse tho

  • iWasteTime

    don't! I deleted my own damn reply to this.
    Lets not mention it was a state of emergency, MTA shut down at 2 and they were arresting people who were out driving.

  • Too Many Colors

    I even SAID to you, I see they arresting folks who are out. I said it on Saturday. On HERE

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    Leave that ignorance right where it is.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    “I walked for about an hour and all I kept thinking was, I really love my patients,” Diabate said.
    ^^^^
    So glad there are still people out here like this .....

  • AnonymousRose

    right

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    They are twist. I remember way back when, all the "rollas" in D.C. had red or blue yarn.

  • Just Keya

    From your lips to Gods ears. I really hope so. That would be so great.

  • 1/8

    LMAO! ? I love this blog!

  • iWasteTime

    sure did!

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    I said on Sat, she just call herself Kevin Gates and be done with it.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    This is becoming so rare everywhere across the board

  • SummerBaby

    I missed that. It's dayum exhausting.

  • That’s Interesting

    They sure are. Cute too.

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    I am tired. I'm not just tired. I'm muhhfigging tied.

  • Just Keya

    It's nice to know that people still have this type of dedication and really care about other people. It's a shame that people still try to find something negative in what she did. More people should be like her. The people in the hospitals depend on nurses and doctors. Like I said, God bless her.

  • 1/8

    Well....

  • Sleepy One

    God bless her dedication to her patients

  • iWasteTime

    Well she got ALL the PTO now. All them Filipinos on her job are hating right now!!

  • stav

    Her positivity is contagious!

  • mzwhang90210

    Bloop!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Phaedra azz know she be sharp chile .... real talk ..... I be seeing them outfits chile ..... that shirt is gorgeous in this gif too

  • SummerBaby

    Me too! It's taking the enjoyment of laughing & fonting out the day.

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    ..

  • Buttercup

    Right!

  • Buttercup

    Hahahaha. I don't know why Mrs. Time's comment and your reply has me so weak.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Now I see exactly how to play this card now .... try to ignore the manipulation tactics .... cause lord knows it be hard .... sometimes we slip

  • Just Keya

    Right. Man please. Notice it's always negative for black women. Smh.

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    *cosign*

  • SummerBaby

    I swear it's wearing on my patience.

  • Handle your issues

    Good for her. It's nice to see that some folks are really dedicated to their jobs. The only thing that my job can do for me is pay me.....but I work for the county so......

  • Empress

    Lots of nurses in the fam and I love them all. Very selfless and hardworking. Cheers to her I hope a special Blessing comes her way.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Girl welcome to my world .... fly at the barbecue smh

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    You saying she needed the hrs?

  • Too Many Colors

    Worse than Wendy Williams. I declare.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Sybil mad chile black women happy .... that's all

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    I couldn't be a mailman...

  • 1/8

    No shade, but Chantelle doesn't look physically fit. One mile of strenuous exercise could have killed her.

    Well, when you're raising a child, alone, you can't afford to miss work.

  • Hater

    Thats dedication & commitment, way to go!

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Bless her heart!!!

  • Buttercup

    I just realized that I carried over 90 hours from last year. We accrue ours on a rolling basis, but I have over a 100 hours that are burning a hole in my pocket. I've been trying to put something together for Lil Butter's Spring Break. Mama Butter is going to have a fit.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Yo azz and Samuel chile lmao

  • nucynu25

    I just keep thinking , how miserable they must be .

  • Just Keya

    One personality hates white people, and this other one always throwing shade at black women. That battle in her head must be something terrible

  • nucynu25

    Lmao , u kno she ain't married so she can't afford to just call off

  • nicelyput32

    My sentiments exactly!

  • Buttercup

    The sad thing is many of those profiles have been around for 7 or 8 years. It has to be so exhausting to put so much effort into imagination with no returns in sight.

  • Angela

    Why doesn't she? Because she has a wonky eye? Obviously she is able to physically do her job because she made it there AND did a double shift. Many blessings to her.

  • 1/8

    She has a 3 year old, no husband, and "friend" had to babysit her child. I'm guessing she needs all the hours she can get.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    Shade45 LOL.

  • SummerBaby

    Seriously! I come here to laugh & I truly like a lot of folks in here. I'm cool with most everybody. Some of y'all remind me of my own family.

  • MissHarlem

    Good for her. I remember trucking it to work with no trains. Dedication at its finest ??

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    This is what I have been telling folks .... this was before Daquan ..... that one never left

  • Angela

    Awful!!

  • Too Many Colors

    Girl! See. And that is the only reason I really left my old job at end of the year instead of waiting til 2016. I was in the last orientation class of 2015 here. We had use it or lose it policy. No rolling over. So I was like well hell, pay me for my unused. 46 hours.

  • Buttercup

    It took me a while to get hip to what you were telling us Jen, but you were right all along.

  • Too Many Colors

    Am I black or white...am I straight or gay? (insert famous guitar riff)

    Con-tra-ver-see.

    Signed,

    Pah-rinse.

  • Just Keya

    ....when you wanna say something, but know it's a waste of time. #FixItJesus Jesus be some meds and a person to make them take it. Amen

  • Ria

    SugarFoot, get your big foot back in the Mariah Carey thread and finish "dragging" me. No resting for you.
    ???????

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    ****

  • Buttercup

    I'm surprised they let me roll all of those over. I thought the limit was 80, but I'm not going to bring it to anyone's attention, because they don't pay out when we hit our cap. We just stop accruing until we're back under the limit.

  • nucynu25

    Lol @ wonky eye. Lord bless her lil crooked eye heart . Nah, foreal she really is a blessing . Beauty is more than looks .

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Just do ya best to flag and hope for the best ... that's what I do

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    She probably was sipping Cup Noodles the whole way.

    ...With those soup coolers

  • Ria

    Say it. Or I'll make JenieFrumdabloc make you paranoid... All over again.

    Like she used to. ??

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    “A friend walked with me and fell. At first I started out kind of like
    speed walking on ice. But then I realized this is like a workout and
    it’s dangerous,” she told the NY Daily News. “Then I thought, you know
    what? A slow and steady pace is going to get me there, eventually.”
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    GOD bless her friend too! :yes:

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Lord have mercy Jeebus !!!!

  • Ria

    Awww. ?

  • Jean Paul Le’vonne

    ....and she did what she's supposed to do! Why is she hailed as a hero?

  • Just Keya

    ding ding ding....the person you are trying to reach does not accept calls from this number. Click.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Amen

  • Ria

    Don't make me Nakeya...
    ???

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    your slow azz really needs a hug and a role model :( can't you phone a hamster or something

  • Just Keya

    ding ding ding....the person you are trying to reach does not accept calls from this number. Click.

  • Ria

    I don't understand what you're saying. How can I phone a hamster?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I heard she was is a hamster .... the peoples champ

  • nucynu25

    Right , I genuinely like most of the blog . Even wen I disagree with some of the comments it's still love . I just don't get how u find entertainment from trolling .

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    My boss and her crazy working behind lives way out on the East End of Long Island. Most of the time, they get hit worse over there. A couple of winters ago, I remember the ice was so bad, she kept falling trying to walk down her steps to her car. Now I would have taken that as a sign to go back in my warm house and work from home that day. But my boss gets on her butt (toddler style) and scoots down the steps to her car to make that 2-1/2 hour commute into work.

  • 1/8

    Wonky eye?! No, she appears to be a little on the "thick" side, which leads me to believe she seldom engages in aerobic exercise.

  • Too Many Colors

    I think @Sugar was done when she said: she bets you are fonting with your nips right now.

    And with all these log in's you have... you must be like the neighborhood female dog that is pregnant every summer, and has 27 nipples on her underside.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    That's foul.

  • nucynu25

    Lol,

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Sociopath ...

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    that's why I told her azz to phone a friend.....

  • nucynu25

    25 is a real ass hole but funny

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Smdh

  • Str8tUpMenace

    They come from a single parent household *giggles*

  • Just Keya

    Dead

  • SummerBaby

    50 nurses didn't make it to work & she did. I think it's fantastic.

  • Too Many Colors

    She is actually very pretty. Its her personality(ties) that suck.

  • Too Many Colors

    You must be typing a damn novel.

  • nucynu25

    Really , this lady walked through a blizzard . ..

  • iWasteTime

    Does Katrina Pierson work for Trump?
    Why she keep referring to herself and others as half-breeds?

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Okay, it's official. This is what it sounds like Soul Glow cries. LOL!!!!!!!

  • Buttercup

    But if she died today, someone would have her postion by ValeMtime's Day.

  • Buttercup

    Da fugg? Who refers to herself as a half-breed period?

  • That’s Interesting

    Well, since we're the same person, and I do respect your right to free speech (whether I agree with you or not), why do you say that? She's not that big and actually looks solid.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    You know Ion care how she look ....when your insides is a fester pool for maggots ... Hell they say Kenya pretty .... but the chick looks like rotten corpse to me through my eyes

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Me and this other girl I work with say the SAME THING. She works herself to the bone! And it's still an old boys club at the core, although she has a high position and is well respected. I think she has some self-esteem issues. But I know I'm not killing myself for any job. I'd quit first!

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    It's a good way for women to grow their natural hair. You don't have to mess with it often. Just get some growth.

  • That’s Interesting

    I KNOW I wouldn't have gone to work in a blizzard, and 50 other folks called in...

  • Ria

    Remember when jeniefrumdabloc used to say her little slick comments and you always thought it was about you?

    And you'd cry and whine all over the blog.

    That was the time, I started reading this blog. Last year.

    That's what made me continue to read the comments. ????

    Don't act brand new Nakeya.
    Stop brown nosing.

    Someone bothers one, on here, they bother all.

    That's weird to me.

  • 1/8

    What's foul?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    ignore next time <3

  • Well.well$well

    If you have a career you love it doesn't feel like work. Walking a mile in the snow shows dedication and I can't hate on that.

  • nucynu25

    My ass don't be trying to go even if it's just raining ,, u talking bout a blizzard nicca please ,, ain't no way

  • Just Keya

    ding ding ding....the person you are trying to reach does not accept calls from this number. Click.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    ignore girl .... it even has a demon as a gravie ... this should be simple going forward

  • nucynu25

    Tuah

  • 1/8

    No one gets a raise or bonus for simply showing up at work. ?

  • Buttercup

    You better say that! Just like I was blessed with this job, surely I'll be blessed with another. I'm trying to focus now and getting my side hustle up and running. Gots to up those streams of income.

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Weeellll...

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    <3

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    I giggle every time I read this. Took a page out of Brenden's book, huh? LOL!

  • Just Keya

    Yes! Because no fuggs were given and it was great. Each one should teach one! So I learned that day. Lmao. :)

  • Ria

    Yea, you better keep saying that. ?
    I don't even know why you put yourself in this.

    You can't help but be a cheerleader ????????

  • Buttercup

    Listen, the way my job is set up. I only need my phone, because I can access and log everything right from it if need be. Folks were talking about how closing the schools early in the A was overkill, but I left the office at 10:30 to get my baby and get in the house. I didn't even bother working. I'll just charge that to PTO.

  • Just Keya

    ding ding ding....the person you are trying to reach does not accept calls from this number. Click.

  • Ria

    She was is?
    I'm lost ????

  • 1/8

    Who walked four miles in the snow? ?

  • SummerBaby

    I tried, but every time I scrolled up it was bugging me ?

  • That’s Interesting

    Don't blame you at all.

  • nucynu25

    Lmao ? luv yo petty

  • Well.well$well

    A mile. Whatever. I don't feed the animals...

  • Ria

    I have one login.
    Proof that I'm Sybil.
    You're not as bright either.
    Bunch of followers.

  • Jean Paul Le’vonne

    .....and Moses wandered in the desert for 40 years. Seem pale in comparison:)

  • 1/8

    Exactly! She's not the only person who went to work that day.

  • Ria

    ????????

  • Ria

    Girl go fix that weave. For God sake.

  • SummerBaby

    My bff sister refers to herself as mulatto ?

  • Too Many Colors

    Which one is it. You accuse me of being the leader of everyone. I run the blog. Now I am a follower. WHICH ONE IS IT?

  • That’s Interesting

    I try to miss work any way I can. I would have been snuggled under the blankets with a fire running and some cocoa! Sleeping in! I know everything was closed anyway...

  • Buttercup

    So sad

  • abby-o

    Wait how many inches is 4 ft?? Cause I live in Bklyn and we only got 26 inches...I did go out on Saturday tho...to take dinner for my elderly next door neighbor.. Poor thing made 1 kid and he lives all the way in long island

  • Too Many Colors

    Awe. I love it when yall talk to each other. I think its cute.

  • That’s Interesting

    Yep. I want some. Hers are neat and cute.

  • Ria

    Brown nose Nakeya
    ??????

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Girl I feel ya ... smh .... the goal is to make others miserable .... sad part what negative people should realize .... you may make a person mad ... agitate etc ..... but it never dims a person's that's positive attitude for long ..... that's why demons continue to try ...... why you think they so ugly ..... it's a lot of work trying to bring a persons spirit that is elevated down .... a lot .......

  • iWasteTime

    lordt!

  • SummerBaby

    Me too! I would've been watching the news with the remote in my hand. ?

  • iWasteTime

    This dumb bish ...

  • mzwhang90210

    I used to have a supervisor that would work 60 hours a week and weekends with no additional overtime pay. She would go above and beyond & would preface her refusal of simple things that we staffers would ask her for (i.e. letting us work flex shifts, letting us off early on days before holidays) with "No, the company and I feel..."
    Chile...one Friday at 4:30 p.m., Corporate reps of "the company" swooped into her office, told her that her services were no longer needed & then escorted her dedicated but fired arse off of the premises.
    #truestory

  • nucynu25

    & Jesus died on the cross ... I think we all went to Sunday school @ some point . But if she's not a hero to you fine .

  • Just Keya

    ding ding ding....the person you are trying to reach does not accept calls from this number. Click..

  • Ria

    I don't know you. I'm going by you jumping in this.

  • MzFutureLCSW

    Bless her.
    I hope they give her a raise or a bonus check.

  • Ria

    When did I accused you of that?

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    I can't deal with her bipolar azz anymore...shyt is old and sad. I'll just sit some Scooby snacks on the blog next to the oil sheen that I left for Boosie's lips

  • Buttercup

    No, the company and I feel
    ===========
    Dang, she really thought the hours she was putting in gave her clout. Poor thing had to learn the hard way.

  • Ria

    Look what I have you doing...,
    ?????

  • SummerBaby

    True indeed! I just don't ever want to become negative & miserable. I'm too silly & love to laugh.

  • 1/8

    She looks a little chubby to me.

  • nucynu25

    Lol, I live 10 mins from work & still be late . So I kno I ain't bout walking through no storm .

  • MissHarlem

    You crack me up ???

  • MzFutureLCSW

    I cannot lie. I thought the same thing. LOL

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    That's what ya call passion .... and purpose ..... can't wait to find mines .... I'm on my way though !!!

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    I can't deal with her bipolar azz anymore...shyt is old and sad. I'll just sit some Scooby snacks on the blog next to the hot oil body treatment that I left for B oosie

  • Just Keya

    That's my time good people! Be safe going home and enjoy your night!!

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    I can't deal with her bipolar azz anymore...shyt is old and sad. I'll just sit some Scooby snacks on the blog :coffee:

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    lmao !!!

  • Too Many Colors

    Cher *snickers*

  • Buttercup

    Adorbs

  • SummerBaby

    I've known her since I was about 12 years old & it still amazes me.

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    OR BOTH HELL

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    TWELVE TIMES FOUR.

  • Buttercup

    Fo serious?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Well rebuke that negativity and continue to surround yourself around positive energy .... it's contagious but so is negativity ..... Summer you are a sweetie <3

  • SummerBaby

    I swear I've been soul searching myself to dig deep & find my passion.

  • LibraGirlonly

    Not me. I have a family that needs me.

  • Ria

    Next time you'll learn to have your own mind and not jump into things that you don't know. Idiot. ?

  • Buttercup

    Hey, I hear someone calling you over here

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Me too soon as I finish school.

  • SummerBaby

    Be safe & have a good one.

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Waiting on Go Fund Me for her some snow skis, a heated shovel, and stethoscope warmer...

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Bless her and they are blessed to have a nurse and employee like her.

  • That’s Interesting

    Eh. I think she can walk to work. She might be very active. I see bigger people getting down at the gym.

  • Too Many Colors

    Name calling. Flagged.

  • Too Many Colors

    Name calling. Flagged II

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Ask and you shall receive ..... I have been on this journey for 3 years ... I set a goal time period to be working in my purpose at 35 .... each year its becoming clearer and clearer .... <3 All ya gotta do is ask ..... and set some goals

  • SummerBaby

    Awww thanks!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    You are on your way !!!

  • Too Many Colors

    Name calling flagged III

  • mzwhang90210

    She did Butta!!!
    In the end they showed her how many flucks they really gave about her.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    ??????

    ...........

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    do u bubble like the other Gremlins when they get wet? just curious....

  • That’s Interesting

    She was probably stealing or something. That's why she overcompensated by doing all that extra work.

  • Buttercup

    That's why I do my work when I'm here, but when 5:30 (sometimes 6) hits, I'm OUT. If you didn't get with me today, try again tomorrow. It's not like my career is essential is the survival of people.

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    Love Samuel lol. I dedicate this gif to all the multiple personalities.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    IKR smh ....

  • Too Many Colors

    Its an old Cher song. She used to be EVERYTHING on the side of that horse in that Bob Mackie Indian head dress too. "HALF BREEEEEED. Its all I ever HEARRRD." My cousin was OBSESSED with Cher. Still is.

  • nucynu25

    I been flagging this ho every time I see a comment from her

  • mzwhang90210

    You'll find it JenEEE. A spiritual leader once told me that your purpose is whatever you would do even if you didn't get paid to do it. It's something that you love so much that you'd do it for free if necessary. That's always helped me! *hugs*

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Yes soon as I get this punch biopsy over and done with I can go back. I miss it.

  • Meme81

    And that's fine because everyone aint able. Moment it hits 60, I stay from outside, lol.

  • Buttercup

    Hmmmmm. That's interesting. I think it's time for me to start journaling again to start to narrow somethings down.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Your spiritual counselor is correct ... I'm on my way ... it doesn't at all look so distant anymore

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Shyt is out of hand

  • SunnyChi

    Dedication!

    The wind was something terrible in the Bronx! Kudos to her!

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    The visual :crying1:

  • 1/8

    Well, she made it there in one piece. She must be in decent shape.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    The football is hers for me .... but even I'm tired of throwing that shyt .... Just tied

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Been out of hand chile ...... smh

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    ........

  • jussaying

    Aww, what a sweet person. Hope somehow she gets some blessings coming her way for her efforts and her kind spirit. Lord knows I would have been like... nope, ain't gonna happen.

  • MissHarlem

    Main reason why I barely font. Don't have time for fck chit in real life and I'll be damned if I do on the web ?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Thanks Sandra ...... !!!!

  • jussaying

    ...wonders how i can make a career of traveling extensively and eating food lmbo.

  • SunnyChi

    Obviously because with no way to get there she made it. Transportation was shut down at 230 I believe. And all cars had to be off the road by that time as well.

  • Too Many Colors

    One down and 24 more to go. The battle cannot be won

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    But watch another pop up ... along with the ones left .... Blogging here is getting hard

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I just said the same thing somewhat

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    A dang shame

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Travel websites are always looking for freelance writers.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    You know you're in trubbah when your parental enters the house, throws the phone down along with keys with no care and grabs the belt. Somebody hopefully learned his lesson.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    WATT the hail I miss here? Hmmmm
    AND now all of the comments are missing...

  • abby-o

    Oh so the lady walked tru 26 inches of snow not 4 ft ...Sandra, could be so drsmdramatic

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    LOL

  • harley_quinn2.0

    It's very draining. I don't expect everyone to agree on everything but damn be respectful. The name calling is for the birds.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    But he at 5 has the nerve to be mad like I was the one cutting up in school.

  • SummerBaby

    Corporations can be so cut throat. I've seen them do folks so dirty.

  • jussaying

    aww, lol thank youuuu. sigh i've got 4 oconus trips lined up this year so maybe i will journal about it. being a black girl abroad lol. i need a catchier title though.

  • imright

    will she recieve a raise? bonus?

  • SunRiseBlossom

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha

  • Smartypants

    I broke my ankle right omw to work after a big snowstorm. I got ptsd from this post.

    But I can't help but wonder why Black women like she and I put our jobs above our safety and health?

    ..but they call us lazy.

  • Smartypants

    She better

  • SunRiseBlossom

    What the heck happened?!!!!

  • Buttercup

    Dang. Did he get spanked in syllables?

  • SunRiseBlossom

    OKay... I am trying to figure out the same thing!!! Lol...

  • Buttercup

    As that meme says, "We've been called lazy ever since we stopped working for free."

  • SunRiseBlossom

    Nope! Just a blog write up

  • Str8tUpMenace

    YASSSSSSSS

  • kco0l;s ChocolateBox

    Nurses are the REAL heroes!!!

  • MissHarlem

    Birds for birds I say

  • SunRiseBlossom

    I am clueless about what is going on, but this meme makes me laugh every time I see it!!! Lol

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    He got it and it was deserved at 44 I've never tried the ish he pulled today.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    The usual crazies running around the blog

  • Seavoo Play

    G'Afternoon everybody ??
    Got 30 min left here at work and I'm SO done working for the day...

    And God bless this lady..even tho I would have stayed my tail up in my house, what she did is what I call pure dedication. Good on her...??

  • Buttercup

    Ooooooh no, JuJu! I hope he learned his lesson.

  • Seavoo Play

    I done read downstairs a few post....
    What's going on up in here tho? ?

  • Seavoo Play

    And God is good! I found out where I'm headed to on my deployment and it's not to an overseas location!!
    My Seavoo's are still upset that I have to go, but I won't be gone to far away from them...

    Y'all might not care, but I do and I'm sharing anyways!! Lol

    Thanks for listening ?

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Give him ah break! He just needs some space :D

    Nawl, I'm Team Do Whatcha Got To Do to straighten your kid out :yes:

    Be like "OH, so you think you mad, wait until you see how mad I am when I bopbopbop you"

    OH :kona:

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    I hope so too

  • harley_quinn2.0

    First of all, thank you for your service. Secondly, I care. Lastly, where are you going?

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Lol he tends to follow what the other ones do. We just have to stay on him. Better MamMaw than the law later.

  • 1/8

    Why did you mention Filipinos?

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    I'm happy for you. My son wants to go back to Korea though.

  • Seavoo Play

    Thank you for your support ??

    I'll be in FL for approx 6-7 mths..can't give exact location tho over the Internet...

  • Seavoo Play

    I Loved South Korea...that's where seavoo6.5 was conceived. Mr and I had too much fun over there...Lol

  • Well.well$well

    +1. You said exactly what I was trying to say. Hold tight because you'll get it and it won't feel like work.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Good! :applause:
    Thank you for your service!!!

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Lol

  • Seavoo Play

    Thank you! ?

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Welcome to the sunshine state!!!

  • 1/8

    Yes, SOME of them are heroes.

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    We care. Happy for you and your family.

  • Seavoo Play

    Thank you MOD ?

  • Seavoo Play

    Thanks. Now I've been to Miami before and I hated it...Lol
    Hopefully I like the place that I'm going in FL...

  • Milani

    I'm a woman Vet, my job here at the VA is to support and advocate for other woman Vets, and I love and adore all Vets, and those who are currently serving, male and female. I care. Thank you for your service :)

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Yayyyy!!! That's great! Is your family allowed to visit? If so, that will make your time there even better.

  • Too Many Colors

    Ju got some hot pow pow?

  • 1/8

    You probably shouldn't post that online.

  • Too Many Colors

    This one isn't bc she thick. Single mother having baby out of wedlock. Got an absenteeism issue up at her job. And ain't got a man.

  • Too Many Colors

    This one isn't bc she thick. Single mother having baby out of wedlock. Got an absenteeism issue up at her job. And ain't got a man. According to YOU

  • SunRiseBlossom

    I salute you!!!!

  • Seavoo Play

    Yes ma'am. They will be able to visit and that is gonna be so great...my family is excited!! My kids already said " YAY mommy! Disneyworld!!"

    Lol

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Perfect storm. Raging daily. The inner struggle is real.

  • Seavoo Play

    Thank you for your support Milani ?

  • Seavoo Play

    Thank you! :)

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    You specifically work on behalf of women vets? There are several in my family, so Go Milani! ??????

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Yes he did

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    I refuse ?...

    Bwahahaha

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    I'm trying to figure out if a couple really are...??

  • SummerBaby

    Glad to hear you won't have to go overseas. How old are you babies?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    So true. Someone should start a Gofundme account for her to reward her dedication.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    In 2016?

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    ?? You're going to get me put out of this meeting. I laughed real loud and attempted to play it off with loud coughing and hacking.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    I even liked the furry, pearled Uggs.

    Whet? ?

  • Luv Pitties

    Hell I was thinking the same thing, it's just terrible and that's all I will say to that. I've learned by watching veteran roses not to bother. "Understanding is the greatest thing in the world, provided you're not talking to a fool."

  • Seavoo Play

    My littlest seavoo girl is 6.5 and and my boy is 13

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    ~puts Donnie McClurkin on for you~

    ...weee fall down, but weee get up!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I think 'Diabate' is a Haitian name. Foreigners are always more dedicated to their jobs than Americ… never mind.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Guarantee her check is going to be stoopit.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    It was 4 feet in some areas, hun.

  • THE OLDER SISTAH

    You got that right and the same people who be disapproving now are the same ones who be talking about his lack of home training ten years from now.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    ???

  • 1/8

    I never questioned her abilities as a nurse. I mentioned her girth in respect to her physical ability to walk a mile in the snow.

    Maybe Chantelle is a fantastic nurse, but she's not a hero for simply going to work; an act that millions of Americans perform, everyday.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    You can't be serious? 50 nurses called out sick because they didn't want to make the effort to get to work. None of them showed the effort, bravery and sticktoittiveness that she showed.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    ? She's walking those halls all day. She's alright.

  • SummerBaby

    Awww! It's so hard to be apart at those ages. I wish you and your family the best.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    ??? CRINE!

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Absolutely and I know how to white font out and folks opinions real or Web based. His Mama got it and he shalt too.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Wait. The friend is the hamster?!

    I swear they are going to put me out. of. here.

    ??

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Whaaa? ?

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    What in de hayle did I come back to? Was that a deleted comment? I am going to cryyyy...and get thrown out of this meeting.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Oh my gosh. Oh my gosh. I just walked out before they walked me out. I had to go into the bathroom and keep flushing the toilets to drown out my cackling.

    These gifs are STOOPID! ???

    I am WEAK!

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Unfortunately, you know this is true. Hopefully her place of employment has some compassion for the staff.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    You betta say that!

  • Too Many Colors

    Okay. I added in the last paragraph.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Whoa.

    See. Let her dedicated self work all day and then came with security. I bet she was still trying to work even after they told her dedicated self.

  • Too Many Colors

    This the kinda mess he spews...all the day long. All day.

  • Seavoo Play

    Thank you! It is, but we will manage. Mr Seavoo will be home with them and we have our family (including Air Force) family all around us. This isn't the first, but this is definately the last deployment for me!!

    They will have to get used to the way their dad does things...and they will come visit me when they can...
    Which is a HUGE blessing in itself ?

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Chiiiiiilllle. You said I thought it.

  • 1/8

    Sandra, your article says, "The majority of our nurses called in sick. They just couldn’t come." That means, Chantelle wasn't the only nurse who came to work that day. Your post also says, some of the medical staff spent the night at the facility.

    It's nice that she made the effort to come to work, but I don't think she's a hero.

  • 1/8

    Spews?! Stop being dramatic.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Yaaaas! She sang that. That head dress was LIFE!

  • LibraGirlonly

    Yeah I remember driving to work in a blizzard the further I got I realized I was the only car on the road. I risked my life only to be told to go home when I arrived. That was THE last time I left my house during a snow storm.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    You need a partner? Rather...you need a partner. Here I come.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    AH! The Dionne gif. I love this.

    HarLEE!

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    I missed it too.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Chile, with no words? ?...?

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    I don't miss that for nothing. Sometimes my auntie would stutter. It wasn't good for me.

  • 1/8

    Yeah, that's a stretch, but what if she is chronically absent or late?

    I have heard plenty of employees complaining about being forced to travel in dangerous weather, because they couldn't afford to miss work.

  • jussaying

    lmao come on aboard! I am actually always looking for travel buddies (:. going to costa rica in a few weeks; late summer back in spain, portugal, and morocco! taking suggestions for mid-summer.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    You can say that when you aren't the one lying in bed as a total, waiting to be changed, needing your meds, dressings changed so that you don't become septic, lines and tubing changed, needing insulin or food, or heaven knows hemodialysis. Yep. You wouldn't know what a hero is.

    Have a good one.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    **takes a bow** Thank you, Thank you! ???

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Chile, I called myself running up to the front. Looks like I need to make it to the back and start over.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Hey Doll ?

  • Billy

    This story made me emotional.. Wow. Such a beautiful spirit!

  • Seavoo Play

    You and me both...?
    Looks like a lot was goings on up in here!

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    She's a real hero!! Now this lady should get an award on ESPN not BruceCaitlyn Jenner.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    ??? Crine. It doesn't matter. ~wails~ Paragraph one had me with fonting with your nips. Goodness knows slamming Coke cans with your nips is a sport, but fonting? Dis nu. I haven't seen that one.

    And 27 nips? I'm going to need to pick a few letters off your keyboard because I need to catch my bref. Dis tew murch. ?

  • che’lint

    Me too!! If I end up in a nursing home, which will happen since I have no kids, please let me have a nurse like her Jesus!

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    They had a ball in this piece tuhdae!

  • imright

    she jus wanted that over time

  • scentsychick30

    Bless her,she's the real mvp?the way my planned time set up,I don't have time for that lol??

  • Dippa

    Salute to her. Sometimes the interactions and expereiences I have with people in the public and/or private sector is so horrible. They clearly don't like their jobs or the people they work with (Miserable Asses). This makes the most simplest of things so much more difficult.

  • 1/8

    Before my mother became a doctor, she was a corrections nurse in the Cook County jail. Trust me, I have a healthy respect for the profession of nursing.

    However, it was Chantelle's duty to go to work that day.

    I work on the financial management side of healthcare. I have never been late or absent. Last year, when Chicago experienced a crippling snowfall, I was one of the few people in my department, that showed up, but I didn't expect to get a reward for doing my job.

  • Seavoo Play

    She deserve...

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Girl Phaedra be slaying em chile ..... oh I see it !!!

  • Xsjado

    That's some serious dedication. But she took an oath to take care of those in need. Not too many nurses like that nowadays.

  • mzwhang90210

    Thank you for your unselfish service. Andddd..I love your name!

  • T3

    *scrolls back up*

  • Sexy CJ

    “I’m tired but I decided to work double shifts. They need me.

    "I really have to love what I do make such a commitment,” she said.......

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Not a one

  • Seavoo Play

    Thank you Mz Whang! ?

  • EatTheCakeAnnaMae

    She didn't just "simply show up". She walked an hour in a snow storm, when she could've called off, and stayed safe in her home like the others did.

  • That’s Interesting

    It's only a few...lol.

  • That’s Interesting

    Oh it was implied that I'm an alias of the person they call "Sybil." Pay it no mind cause I surely won't. As my name says...this blog can be..interesting. I won't seriously entertain something that stupid.

  • belizeanborn

    Everyone wish they loved their job as much as this nurse. God bless you for your sacrifice.

  • 1/8

    What about the women who walk through gangbangers, drug addicts, and rows of abandoned buildings, to get to work, everyday? Are we going to give them raises, too?

    Chantelle had one rough commute, but there are women who risk their lives, everyday, going from point A to B.

  • BLACK LOVE

    Only place I'm walking to in any life threatening situation..would be one I own..no way I'm risking life for someone else's business...

  • BLACK LOVE

    Lmao...yep it's that simple for us to survive

  • 1/8

    Nursing homes are for poor people and the feeble-minded. If your mind stays intact and you have enough money to hire help, you will never have to live in a nursing home.

  • the guest

    Agreed.

    I wasn't sure how I felt about her risking her life to get to her job because that kind of dedication from black workers often goes unrecognized and unappreciated by employers.

  • the guest

    So true.

  • Go Head With That

    I want to do work that I love like that.

  • Nonya Bizness

    Are those people showing up to work when EVERYONE ELSE called in sick? When they could have called in sick with no consequences, but they showed up anyway? NO, they're not. They're living their normal, day to day life. This woman's day to day life does not consist of walking in a blizzard to work, to work a double shift, by herself, when 50 other employees called in.

  • Nonya Bizness

    I guess you missed the part that said she could have called in with no consequences, but CHOSE to go to work because she cares about her patients.All that negativity in your mind must be blurring your vision. Is your life so miserable that you have to hate on someone you don't know, just because she went out of her way to go to work?

  • the guest

    I can't. These are the kind of people that retire with a million unused sick days.

  • the guest

    I'm not hating, but companies don't REALLY appreciate dedication. I just don't think it's a positive self esteem to risk one's well being and life for one's job.

  • Daffany Rose-Gilbert

    Well goodie for her risking her life for others instead of trying to stay safe for her child

  • the guest

    Omg. I commented above before reading your comment. Thank goodness other people get it too. It's a mind game corporations run on people. Making people think there's security and longevity in killing themselves for a job.

  • the guest

    Amen

  • Miany

    Chile boo...I call out once my sick balance goes from 7.9 to 8.0 (I'M paranoid, i submit to employment but refuse to die with unused time off)...this woman is the real MVP!

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    Here it is.

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    Huh?!?!

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    Now you know that's not nice!!!! I hope she had Vaseline on her face though so she wasn't wind burned and chapped up!!!

  • eljjai

    bless her.

  • smartchickfl

    Hope to be like her....I just found out yesterday that I passed the NCLEX. God bless her?.

  • T3

    I see. Thank God!

  • don juan

    God bless her.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    ???

  • geekgirl

    Bw always showing "the struggle"...

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    And if she had died on her way to work no one would have known the difference.

    Whenever they layoff people this incident won't matter because she's not a Becky or Rosario.

  • mocha brown

    Love her!!! ???We need more people in the world like her!

  • Amel

    She's a sweetheart.

  • The Mrs.

    Good for her!

  • Mel

    Kudos to her I guess because I would of stayed home with my child

  • jussaying

    LMFAO omg.. that's messed up but too funny.

  • Yoni

    Almighty bless her spirit and heart. She will be rewarded.........somehow.

  • WetPntees

    God forgive me for saying this but... She should've walked about 20 more miles to the nearest ophthalmologist to check on them eyes... Looking a lil cocked to me. I swear every time I look at the headline I feel as if she's staring at me AND sandrarose at the same damn time (2 chainz vc)

  • 1/8

    This is a media-manufactured feel good story, crammed with sensationalism and contradictory statements.

    With the number of allegations of elder abuse and neglect hurled at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale, they'd have plenty of reasons to tip the media off to their so-called modern day Florence Nightingale.

    Like millions of Americans in the Midwest and east coast, Chantelle went to work during a snowstorm. Yay! Let's give her a medal!

  • sunni_daze

    You don't have to love what you do, you love that double pay for coming.

  • Blue

    Bless her heart. Its hard to find dedication like this these days.

  • i troll it like i see it

    Yes she is a doll!

  • Baron

    To hell with the patients! They'll be alright!!! No ma'am! I can't go for that, no can do!

  • Ssik am

    Racist

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    I thought anybody could have a popeye. I thought anyone could have "soup coolers".

    Sorry if I offended you. Or if you misunderstood the joke.

  • Use_Coasters_aka_Sol_88

    That's beautiful, she's an amazing person & I know her patients, the staff & family members were thankful for her!