‘RVs for MDs’ Facebook page helping healthcare workers protect their families

Reporter: Taylor Petras
Published: Updated:
Cape Coral family using RV as a sanctuary. (WINK News)

Our medical professionals on the front lines of the COVID-19 fight don’t want to bring that battle home.

Now, one Facebook page is helping connect RV owners with first responders, providing them with a vital lifeline.

A Ford Forester RV has become a sanctuary for one Cape Coral family.

“None of us have ever experienced a pandemic. It’s ever-evolving and every day we’re trying to adjust,” said Luis Campos.

Campos is a Lee County paramedic and his wife is a nurse; both are terrified of bringing the virus back to their home.

“Your kid wants to hug you and kiss you when you walk through the door and you’re like, ‘I’m dirty.’ How do you go every single day doing that,” Campos asked.

That’s where Brenda Stiles, more than 1,000 miles away in Ohio, comes in.

“I felt sort of a connection to them because I could see that they are really in need,” she said.

The Southwest Florida native loaned the Campos family her RV to put in their driveway.

They met on the Facebook page “RVs for MDs” helping connect healthcare workers with RV owners.

“This just seemed like a perfect solution to a lot of the healthcare workers’ problems. I don’t think a lot of people realize that without them, we are going to be in even more of a terrible situation,” Stiles said.

Campos says they’re grateful for her generosity.

“It makes me very happy to see that changes of roles where we’re trying to help you and you’re actually helping us. It’s really great to see,” he said.

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