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Seaford, New York, U.S. May 5, 2020. JOEY CESTARE decorates his truck and makes sign with ‘Happy Birthday Ada, Thank You for being our Hero!’ and 2 schnauzers, for friend, nurse Ada Cea, a COVID-19 frontline healthcare worker at North Shore University Hospital, Northwell Health, on Long Island, during novel coronavirus pandemic. (© 2020 Ann Parry, AnnParry.com)

Happy Birthday Ada, Thank you for being our Hero!

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (annparry.com)
May 21, 2020

Frontline RN Ada Cea

Long Island is a hot spot for the COVID-19 pandemic, so ADA CEA, a nurse at North Shore University Hospital, Northwell Health, has been staying at a hotel to avoid exposing her parents to the novel coronavirus.

JOEY CESTARE decorates his truck and makes sign with ‘Happy Birthday Ada Thank You for being our Hero!’ for friend, nurse Ada Cea. (© 2020 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

Seaford, New York, U.S. May 5, 2020. JOEY CESTARE decorates his truck and makes sign with ‘Happy Birthday Ada Thank You for being our Hero!’ for friend, Ada Cea, RN, a COVID-19 frontline healthcare worker at North Shore University Hospital. (© 2020 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

JOEY CESTARE, her close friend and the owner of Signarama in Bellmore, wanted to give Ada a special surprise on her birthday earlier this month.

He decorated his truck and created a huge colorful sign showing a smiling Ada wearing a superhero nurse’s uniform, complete with red cape, as she ran with her two schnauzers.

Seaford, New York, U.S. May 5, 2020. At dusk, L-R, JOEY CESTARE and LAURIE GRAB are by truck decorated for friend Ada Cea's birthday. (© 2020 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

Seaford, New York, U.S. May 5, 2020. At dusk, L-R, LAURIE GRAB and JOEY CESTARE are by truck he decorated for friend Ada Cea’s birthday. (© 2020 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

And based on a photo I saw captured on her birthday – when Ada saw Joey with his decorated truck and cheerful sign: “Happy Birthday ADA – Thank You for being our Hero!” at the front of her hotel, her smile matched the one on the sign.


FEATURE PHOTO at top of post: Seaford, NY, U.S. May 5, 2020. JOE CESTARE, owner of Signarama in Bellmore, stands next to his truck he decorated and sign he created, to celebrate his friend Ada Cea’s birthday. (full color version)


Birthday Truck for Frontliner Nurse:  PHOTO GALLERY

First Responders & Health Care Workers Fund:  https://www.healthresearch.org/donation-form/  (Donation link is from https://www.nassaucountyny.gov/4955/Important-COVID-19-Resources)

Signarama in Bellmore  •  516-783-1075
2956 Merrick Rd, Bellmore, NY  • directions

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Signs of Support on Long Island during Covid-19 Pandemic

isFrom LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (annparry.com)
April 7, 2020

Signarama owner Joey Cestare has Signs of Support

 2956 Merrick Rd, Bellmore, NY 11710 • directions  •  site

Merrick, NY, USA. April 5, 2020. JOEY CESTARE, owner of Signarama in Bellmore, holds rainbow HOPE sign he is giving for free to put in windows, during Coronavirus Pandemic, on Long Island. (© 2020 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Merrick, NY, USA. April 5, 2020. JOEY CESTARE, owner of Signarama in Bellmore, holds rainbow HOPE sign he is giving for free to put in windows, during Coaronavirus Pandemic, on Long Island. (© 2020 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

When I told my grandchildren their toys that carpeted the living room moved up to the “Tree House,” they quite liked that fanciful new name for the upstairs guest room.

And before long, its entrance sported a cheerful, personalized Tree House sign, thanks to Joey Cestare – the owner of Signarama in Bellmore, and the boyfriend of the Tree House tots’ Aunt Laurie.

And that wasn’t the first or last time I’ve been impressed with Joey’s craftsmanship and thoughtfulness.

Merrick, NY, USA. April 5, 2020. STRONG WE WILL GET THROUGH THIS! sign of hope is from Signarama in Bellmore, during Coronavirus Pandemic, on Long Island. (© 2020 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Merrick, NY, USA. April 5, 2020. ‘STRONG WE WILL GET THROUGH THIS!’ sign of hope is from Signarama in Bellmore, on front lawn during Coronavirus Pandemic, on Long Island. (© 2020 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

So when the nightmarish Covid-19 Pandemic hit New York, I wasn’t surprised to hear music station Z100’s Erica America announce that community member Joey Cestare was spreading hope – creating yard signs with messages of support for Front Liners, and giving away Hope rainbow window signs…

VIDEO:  Delivering Signarama Signs of Support:

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Using careful social distancing, Joey and Laurie delivered a “Strong – We’ll get through this” sign for my front yard, and a Hope rainbow sign for my front window.

While I told them news I’d been waiting to share for a while, I captured it with my iPhone, using 2X zoom, so I could share the video with the rest of our family. It turns out everyone involved said it was okay to share it here.


We’re all in this together


FEATURE PHOTO at top of post: Merrick, NY, U.S. April 5, 2020. JOE CESTARE, owner of Signarama in Bellmore, holds rainbow HOPE sign he is giving for free, while Long Island is hot spot during COVID-19 Pandemic. LAURIE GRAB is in truck.


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2956 Merrick Rd, Bellmore, NY 11710   directions

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