“When we are scared, fear can control our behaviour and show the worst version of us.
In difficult and scary situations, I always remind myself of the most important things for me – my family, friends, and my respect for myself. This difficult time will pass, but those things will always stay the same.
This is what I learned from my experience with war before coming to Canada. And this is my rule in dealing with this pandemic.
What concerns me the most is the safety of my family. I want to make sure that I keep them safe, even if that means I don’t get to spend time with them like I used to.
What I am grateful for is being part of the medical team. Leaving my house every morning to go to the hospital, being with my colleagues, and providing care to patients help me learn and grow everyday. Even when I feel helpless and am unable to alleviate the misery of some of our patients and their families, standing by their side and supporting them is the right thing to do.”