Danbury Hospital nurse among health care heroes heading to Super Bowl LV

The New England Patriots are treating dozens of health care workers, including some from Connecticut, to a free trip to Super Bowl LV.

News 12 Staff

Feb 8, 2021, 1:42 PM

Updated 1,221 days ago

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The New England Patriots are treating dozens of health care workers, including some from Connecticut, to a free trip to Super Bowl LV.
Emma Kneisel R.N., of Danbury Hospital, says she is still processing the fact that she will be in Tampa Bay this weekend to watch the Kansas City Chiefs take on the hometown Bucs.
"I honestly couldn't believe it,” she says. "…I believe that [Patriots owner] Robert Kraft contacted Gov. [Ned] Lamont and he distributed the tickets."
Lamont announced Tuesday that four Connecticut health care workers would attend the game on Kraft's dime. Kneisel is among them.
"She's been at Danbury Hospital almost since the beginning of COVID, taking care of hundreds of patients," the governor said.
The Patriots owner is footing the bill for 76 health care workers from all over New England who have already been vaccinated against COVID-19.
Kneisel says it feels good to have her hard work and the work of her colleagues recognized. She also said that she could be persuaded into becoming a Patriots fan.
A total of 7,500 hundred vaccinated health care workers are expected to be among the fans allowed to watch the game in person.


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