Myron Rolle Using Lessons Learned from the NFL to Help Fight COVID-19
28 Apr 2020
Former NFL player, Rhodes Scholar and sought-after speaker Myron Rolle is now on the front lines against COVID-19. He describes the similarities in battling his opponents on the football field to the spread of coronavirus. Rolle, a neurosurgery resident at Massachusetts General Hospital, is working hard with others in the healthcare industry to end this pandemic. He said to CNN, “In football we had to prepare (…) and now we have to prepare for what COVID-19 has prepared for us. Are there antibodies coming, is there a vaccine coming, who does it affect the most?”
Rolle believes in enriching life experience through fundamental principles that may accrue from an individual’s willingness to seek new opportunities in life, which is why he now aspires to be a neurosurgeon. In Mass General Hospital, their neurosurgical floor is now the COVID-19 floor, everyone is wearing personal protective equipment, hand sanitizers are everywhere and much is now done virtually through telemedicine. Rolle calls it a “total adaptation.” Myron hopes to continue to be an inspirer of dreams, an educator of purpose, a teacher of fitness and a leader for many.