Over the past few weeks, the world has experienced an unprecedented event. A novel virus tore through country after country, putting people at risk, causing confusion and panic, and leaving a wake of destruction in its path.

As part of the medical community, we were shocked and saddened to see both the loss of life and the challenges those on the front lines faced in trying to combat this disease.

We were excited when we set out to create the suite of tools that has since become our response center. Thrilled to be able to do something – anything – to support the healthcare community and the patient population on a global scale. We put long hours and deep thought into what we could create that would make an impact.

Throughout the last week or two, you’ve seen us post content promoting our tools and talking about their features. Maybe you’ve seen our press releases and promotional content.

But today, we wanted to do something different.

There comes a point in every project where you start to see the results of your efforts. Whether they’re promising or disappointing, a grand success or an epic failure, you ultimately come face to face with the consequences of your work.

Today, we are humbled and touched by the outpouring of support we’ve received.

We’ve read emails from our contacts all over the world, telling us how these tools have changed lives. Physicians expressing how the ability to finally get the information they need in the way that they need it is literally saving lives. How these tools are empowering healthcare workers on the front lines who before had felt helpless.

The gravity of this impact is not lost on us. To have a working suite of tools would have been a great start. To know that they had made any positive impact would have thrilled us.

But to know how many lives are being positively impacted – and saved – because of them? That’s something we could have only dreamed of.

So today, there’s no pitch. No list of features. No links or calls to action.

Just our deepest gratitude.

We are so grateful to everyone who has used our tools, who has taken a chance on our project, who has adopted our mission to make the world a better place, and who has reached out to tell us the incredible results they’ve witnessed.

We all feel the gravity of COVID-19. But today, we at Surgisphere also feel the gratitude of having been able to do at least a small part to help.

Thank you. To everyone who took a chance and allowed us to be a part of this global effort and this incredible project, thank you.

We have been honored to do our part, and we will be honored to continue the fight until the threat of COVID-19 has passed – and beyond.