Laurent Duvernay-Tardif

Joueur de ligne offensive, Chiefs de Kansas City | Étudiant en médecine, McGill Offensive lineman | Medical student

Different face, same mindset

Last quick track before heading to KC Thanks @olivier.bourgeois.kin for the great (and long) off season. Thanks @studiolocomotion for your continued support.

Being a professional athlete comes with a lot of privileges but also a responsibility to use your platform to have a positive impact in your community. Winning this award for my work off the field is a huge honor. En tant qu'athlète professionnel, nous avons le devoir d'utiliser notre tribune afin de faire avancer des causes qui nous tiennent à coeur. La promotion de la santé est pour moi une vocation donc être reconnu pour mes accomplissements à l'extérieur du terrain est un grand honneur. Merci aux milliers d'autres professionnels de la santé qui sont allés prêter main forte aux premières lignes et qui continuent de la faire avec passion. #award #espn #chiefs #nfl

A year ago, I was trading my football helmet and pads for a hospital gown and a pair of gloves. This experience changed me in a way that I never thought would be possible. I met extraordinary people that made so many sacrifices and took care of our vulnerable ones with so much passion and dedication. Those nurses, orderlies and doctors made me realize the difference between treating and caring for patients. It's now time for me to transition back into football but there is no doubt that those 10 months working part-time in a long term care facility will help me become a better physician. Thank you all for your sacrifices and your hard work. #team #healthcare #workers #frontlineworkers #thankyou