nursesareheroes

national day of mourning


 
On Canadaโ€™s National Day of Mourning ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ fifty fallen camellia petals to honor and remember the fifty health care heroes who have died from COVID-19 this past year one of whom was Diana Law, a wonderful caring and dedicated nurse from Peace Arch Hospital, a daughter, wife, mother and sister. She is the first nurse in British Columbia to die from COVID-19 and the second in Canada. Todayโ€™s post is dedicated to her memory and to the memory of all of the heroes whose families are mourning today, as we also take this opportunity to say thank you to all of our frontline heroes who continue to be there for us every single day.

modern day superheroes


 
As National Nurses Week begins a chance to say thank you to a lifetime of nursing colleagues and dear friends. They are all amazing and those on the frontline everyday are true modern day superheroes.

the meeting point


 
When the Science of Medicine meets the Art of Medicine to save lives in the COVID unit at Vancouver General Hospital.
 
ECMO stands for Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation but could also stand for Ever Compassionate Medical Optimism, thanks to the dedication of our frontline healthcare workers epitomized by the caring nurse-specialist portrayed in the picture.
 
Thanks to Dr. Adam Thomas for his photograph that was the inspiration for my drawing.