Community helps nurse locate stolen bike; frontline worker urges residents to get vaccinated

  • Kat Balsimo, a nurse and health coordinator at North Hawaii Community Hospital, had her bike — her means of escaping the stress and realities of being a nurse amid the COVID-19 pandemic — stolen Saturday night. Thanks to the community, she'll be reunited with her two wheels and all the memories. (Courtesy photo/Special to West Hawaii Today)

When Kat Balsimo came out to her vehicle Saturday night after a grueling 15-hour shift as health coordinator at North Hawaii Community Hospital, her bike — her means of escaping the stress and realities of being a nurse amid the COVID-19 pandemic — had been swiped.