Kendy Valbrun, who works as a contact tracker in Massachusetts, won a Tesla in a corporate giveaway last week. Valbrun works for Healthcare IT executives, and his warm-hearted response was captured by colleagues.
“I’ve never won anything like this in my life,” Valbrun said with tears as his fiancée and contact Amber beamed over his shoulder.
His shocked smile at the news was followed by the realization that he will have to find an outlet to recharge his new wheels.
“He (Valbrun) and others are trying to win a Tesla to refer the most new employees to our company,” the video caption read. “Kendy gives MANY references.”
Valbrun’s responsibilities as a contact tracker include talking to people infected with COVID-19 and their close contacts to provide them with health and safety information. His original reason for joining the company is as genuine as his reaction.
“My mother, who is 68 years old, was in and out of the hospital with COVID. Then, in January 2021, she had a cardiac arrest. But thank God we still have her with us today. She’s the reason I wanted to do it. here so I can reach out to as many people as I can to give them the information they need, ”Valbrun said.
As of Wednesday, Massachusetts reported 14,647 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total confirmed case to 1,389,830. The seven-day percentage positive average was 16.70% and 5,163,898 people is fully vaccinated.
Current Center for Disease Control says guide that people who experience symptoms of COVID-19, or those who have been in close contact with a person infected with COVID-19 at least five days before, should be tested.
Because of his commitment to his role as a contact tracker, Valbrun was promoted to lead contact tracker, according to the company.
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