CLEVELAND — Cassie Fangio, daughter of Denver Broncos head coach Vic Fangio, may not be from Cleveland but she's helping the city out in a big way.
A registered nurse from Brooke Army Medical Center on Fort Sam Houston in Texas, Cassie is working at Cleveland's mass vaccination site at the Wolstein Center as thousands of people make their way to the center daily, looking to protect themselves from COVID-19 and get back a sense of normalcy lost to the pandemic.
"She's playing a major part in the distribution of the vaccine to hopefully end this thing," Vic Fangio said.
According to the Broncos, in the spring of 2019, Cassie graduated from Towson University with a Bachelor of Science in nursing and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Army from Loyola University of Maryland's ROTC program. She also passed her NCLEX exam to become a registered nurse. That fall she began U.S. Army officer training and three years later has found herself in the thick of Ohio's vaccination efforts.
Cassie said that she's proud to have a role in getting the world back to normal.
"I'm going to remember this forever. I'll definitely tell my kids and grandkids about this experience," she said.
The Broncos highlighted Cassie's efforts on Twitter Friday evening.
The U.S. Army and National Guard have heavily staffed the mass vaccination site in Cleveland, ensuring it runs efficiently and flawlessly for all Ohioans who sign up for an appointment.
"She's doing her part," Vic Fangio said.