Hero of the Week: John Lynch


Throughout the week, our ACC Team searches through emails and news articles looking for someone who deserves to be the Hero of the Week… Find out how you can nominate a Hero of the Week at the bottom of the page.


During this pandemic, many families are isolated from their loved ones who are in nursing homes or hospitals. Oftentimes, they rely on nurses to FaceTime with their family members just so they can stay connected.

John Lynch, of New Jersey, had to say his final goodbyes to his father through FaceTime. John’s father was in a nursing home in Atlanta. And, due to the pandemic, he was unable to be with him for those last moments.

The experience inspired John to start Operation Connection: The iPad Project.  Through his non-profit Lunch With Lynch Foundation, he has collected more than 60 iPads. They have been distributed to New Jersey’s Cape May County Medical Center, nursing homes, and hospitals across the country.

Learn more about Operation Connection: The iPad Project in this story as covered by CBS News. To get involved, visit the Lunch With Lynch Foundation website.

Kix’s Response:

I know that it’s so important for people to be able to reach out to their loved ones when they can’t be there in person… So, to John Lynch, we would like to recognize you as this week’s ACC Hero!




Nominate a Hero of the Week

Now, we want to know who has made a difference in your life. Nominate a local firefighter, police officer, EMT or someone who is serving our country in the military. It could even be a neighbor, family member or friend who lent a crucial helping hand. Let us know all about the person who you feel is a real life hero by emailing us here and please feel free to send us a picture!

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