My COVID-19 Story as a Small Business Owner

 

by Nan Nan

translated by Sherry Liu & April Yin

I am a wholesaler of a small organic health product shop in Richmond, BC. Facing the pandemic, it was only right for us to contribute as much as we could. Ever since February, I have been staying on the front line providing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including masks, hazmat suits, goggles, face shields, disinfectants, alcohol, and other equipment in short to those in need. We also donated the remaining supplies to the St. Paul's Hospital for the medical workers, so they can protect themselves while helping patients.

 

On this smokeless battlefield of the pandemic, tens of thousands of businesses went bankrupt, many gone unemployed, and millions lost their lives. However, life still goes on, and the world remains beautiful as it always has been. When the sun rises in the morning, our hearts will be filled with gratitude.

 

-- Nan Nan

Owner of North American Ginseng 

 

“我是卑诗省列治文一家健康有机食材批发店的经营者,面对今年发生的人类灾难,我们绝不能袖手旁观。从加拿大疫情最严重的2月起,我就一天都没有休息,每日都在一线给有需要的人调配防疫资源,包括口罩、防护服、防护镜、防护帽、消毒液、酒精等。我的目标就是让大家在危难时期能一起携手度过这场困境。我将最后剩余的物资全部捐给了温哥华的圣保罗医院,让医生护士们也能在救助病患的同时也保护好自己。

 

在这场无硝烟的战场上,数以万计的店家破产、资不抵债,上千万人失业,几百万人死亡。但是,生活依旧要继续,世界依旧美好。当太阳升起的时候,我们的心中都将充满感激。” 

 

-- 南南

温哥华北美金参负责人

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Medical personnel from the St. Paul's Hospital receiving the mask donation from Nan Nan