A Derbyshire pharmacist has been nominated as an Unsung Hero after connecting with people across the globe via Twitter.
Ruby Mughal is a prescribing pharmacist working with DHU Health Care’s 111 service, and a local GP practice.
On Twitter, Ruby follows a Texan nephrologist called Dr Sayed Tabatabai @theRealDoctorT, whose interesting stories have gained him a large number of followers. She commissioned a drawing of him as Darth Vader as he’s a big Star Wars fan, and Ruby was born around Star Wars day – May the 4th
Meera Das from London also follows Dr Sayed and therefore came across Ruby’s profile. She reached out in response to Ruby’s stories about patients and compassion. Meera also felt a connection because of her late brother who was a pharmacist.
Meera then nominated Ruby for the Story Terrace Unsung Heroes campaign. Story Terrace is a memoir-writing service, and in May they launched a national campaign to recognise local lockdown heroes. 25 selected nominees will feature in an Unsung Heroes compilation book and the most outstanding will also receive a Story Terrace biography package to capture their story forever in a professionally written book.
Ruby says, “I don’t know Dr. Tabatabai, who is in the US, or Meera Das. But it has been a lovely, if very random way to connect with people.”
The Daily Mirror has also featured Ruby’s story and her worldwide connections.
Story Terrace will announce the selected nominees later this month. Fingers crossed!