When we saw this virus coming, it was like waiting for a wave to crash ashore. We were given the extraordinary task of keeping people alive from an unknown illness. When the rest of the world shut down, we continued to face our fears every time we walked through our hospital doors.
We continue to fight for these people minute by minute, hour by hour. It’s like a marathon at times with no end in sight. We have seen death, life, hope, miracles. It’s been a long and sometimes arduous journey.
Throughout much of this pandemic, I had been keeping my gift of photography away from work as I fought in the trenches alongside my fellow nurses in the ICU. In our first hit from the pandemic, I created wooden plaques to help lift everyone’s spirits, but I started feeling like I needed to do something more personal. Finally, as we hit a third surge, I decided that it was time to honor my coworkers with my gift of photography.