A Tracy Morgan Thank You

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Tracy Morgan is a well-known man with a vibrant personality. You may know him from the show, "30 Rock," where he played a funny, comedic person who wore an extravagant “TJ” chain. But Tracy is also a stand-up comedian, movie star and former Saturday Night Live personality. He is considered a star not only through his achievements but because of his personality as well. Back in 2014, Tracy was in a tragic car accident. His close friend James McNair was killed and Tracy was in a coma for eight days to a traumatic brain injury. Almost two years later, he has almost fully recovered from this event. He is back to his comedy shows, has hosted on Saturday Night Level, almost back to his full schedule. Although he is almost back to normal, he has not yet forgotten those who have helped him along his journey. He continues to give his thanks. 

After one year since the date of his crash, Tracy gave a huge thank you on the “Today” show to the team of nurses and doctors at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital who worked diligently to save his life. In 2015, when he was onstage at the Emmys, he gave yet another thank you to those same doctors and nurses, as well as the various friends and family member who have stayed by his side and shown overwhelming support. About two weeks ago, he gave yet another thank you to the team who looked after him, this time by inviting them to a private show.

The show was held at the State Theatre in New Brunswick, New Jersey. The attendees were a mixture of first responders, nurses and doctors who were all played an important part in helping Tracy survive. Tracy claimed that that show was, "…one of the most special nights of my life. To be standing on stage with the people that saved my life in the audience was an overwhelming experience. I will never fully be able to thank the doctors, nurses, first responders and everyone else that got me back on that stage enough." Besides providing this private show, Tracy went as far as to give all the profits from this show to the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. 

Since his accident, Tracy has gone above and beyond to show appreciation to those medical professionals that helped him continue to live. These people are heroes and I love them all from the bottom of my heart. The only good thing that happened on that horrible night was that I was close to Robert Wood Johnson Hospital when the accident happened," he stated. This is a great reminder for all of us to appreciate those who do great work. Rather than glorifying people who have not made a positive impact on the world, why not thank a nurse, teacher or janitor for making our community a great place. A simple thank you can make a great difference in anyone’s day, let’s take this lesson from Tracy Morgan.

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Jessica Tripoli

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Jessica begins each day with a joke that she shares with the team in order to build spirits up. Most agree that if it weren’t for Rebecca and her comical demeanor, the office just wouldn’t be the same. She brings that talent into her work by creating stories that bring laughter to people’s day.