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26hr photo project: "I was very scared in the beginning..."

This photo series by a resident doctor in Calgary documents the stories of physicians before and after their call.
By: Rebecca Hay
May 30, 2020
Photo: Rebecca Hay (Instagram)

Dr. Abdulaziz Abul says: "I think I’m more relaxed now about COVID. I was very scared in the beginning even before it hit Alberta, because I was worried about my family. When I found out it spread to here, and I saw the extreme measures my home country was doing, it helped me relax knowing everyone was doing what they can to be safe, and we are doing the same thing. Knowing my brother safely arrived home helped me feel better as well. I’m thankful that I still get to do what I enjoy, and that my family is safe, and that makes everything more comfortable." Swipe to see Dr. Abul before and after his call.

About 26hr photo project: Photographer Rebecca Hay is a resident physician training in Paediatrics in Calgary. "Physicians commonly work shifts up to 26 hours long—often without breaks or sleep, caring for families and vulnerable people. A lot can happen in that time, both beautiful and exhausting. I started the photo project "26hr" to highlight the human aspect of medicine and the incredible people working these shifts, and to explore their stories and perceptions."

Rebecca is on Instagram as @liferecaptured.

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