“Shane Manzi is a father of a 4-year-old-girl and a 20-month-old boy.
He will work three thirteen-hour shifts in a row to be home with the children the following day, while I work. He turns down the rare opportunity to take a much needed nap to play with our children outside. He spends most of his free time working on our new house to make it our home.
He wipes noses and butts. He reads stories. He kisses boo boos. He stays with our children until they fall asleep. He gets up in the middle of the night to scare away the monsters. He plays and eats at the little kids table to make my son happy. He will run outside with my daughter on a cold winter night to wave to the astronauts in the space station flying above.
Shane is also an RN. He worked in the COVID-19 surge ICUs, during the height of the pandemic, at one of the hardest-hit hospitals in New York. He did this while keeping a smile on his face to maintain some sense of normalcy for his two young children.
Shane is my partner. We work opposite schedules due to a lack of childcare. He does everything for our home and our children while I work including cleaning, dinner, and bedtime.
He’s exhausted, but he does this all for our family. Hopefully, if he reads this, he will realize all that he does for us and how much we appreciate him.”
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