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Aaron Rodgers surprises Prevea Health workers during Zoom call Tuesday

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Posted at 3:07 PM, Dec 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-09 16:07:08-05

GREEN BAY  — Prevea Health shared a photo on Twitter Tuesday after Aaron Rodgers joined in on a Zoom meeting to thank hundreds of doctors and nurses for what they have done and are continuing to do during the pandemic.

Prevea Health doctors and nurses signed onto their meeting on Tuesday but little did they know, Rodgers was signed on too. The meeting was a regular briefing led by Prevea Health CEO and President Dr. Ashok Rai. But one thing was different, this meeting had a half time.

Meeting attendees didn't realize Rodgers was one of around 750 people in the meeting until Rai turned the meeting over to Rodgers.

“He was tuned in the entire time while I was speaking, and people didn’t know that he was on Zoom. Nobody paid attention to the pictures,” Rai said. “We had over 750 people so there were a lot of boxes on the screen," Rai told the Green Bay Gazette.

After Rodgers took over, chat boxes began blowing up and employees turned their cameras on to show their smiling faces.

Rodgers has had a partnership with Prevea Health since 2012, and is friends with Rai who invited him to the meeting, the Green Bay Gazette reported.

Apparently, Rai and a few others were in on the plan. However, the remaining staff was totally unaware of the surprise.

Rodgers spent his time thanking the employees for all their hard work and spent time just chatting with them.

“This was just Aaron. Obviously unscripted. It was a surprise,” Rai told the Gazette. “He just did a great job of thanking everybody and motivating everybody.”

The meeting included doctors, nurses, medical assistants, lab workers, therapists, and others. The meeting was open to all Prevea Health employees and the meeting was recorded for staff that couldn't attend.

“People were happy today, and I haven’t been able to say that very much lately, but people were happy today,” Rai told the Green Bay Gazette on Tuesday. “I could never say thank you enough to Aaron for that.”

The Green Bay Gazette also reported that Rodgers recorded a podcast where he spoke with host Angela Deja about physical and mental health during and after the pandemic.

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