At the beginning of this pandemic, a bunch of local Peterborough Photographers wanted to do something special to show our appreciation for our local health care workers. We got together and decided to offer free photography sessions for the front line staff and first responders at Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC). These complimentary sessions are being offered this fall, in September and October.
Here is Seanna and her family. Seanna is an RN who works at the hospital in pre and post surgical care. We thank you Seanna, for your dedication and commitment.
Here is Seanna's story:
I am a registered nurse (RN) at The Peterborough Regional Health Centre on the unit B5. My unit does pre and post surgical care.
The pandemic has affected me in many ways. I had my second baby May 2019 and came back off my maternity leave May 2020, in the middle of the pandemic. When I came back, the hospital still in flux, still working out how best to deal with screening and procedures pertaining to Covid, new changes came daily. My work family brought be in, made sure I understood what I needed to do differently. They gave me support, encouragement and courage.
The most challenging part is probably the same as most people, fear of the unknown. How bad is it going to be? How many people will be effected? How many sick? How many die? Am I putting my family at risk going back to work?
The most rewarding has been people coming together. People helping each other in hard times. PRHC pivoting on a dime to make going to the hospital safe. The foodbank ramping up because so many people needed them more than ever are just two organizations that stepped up. Individuals changing their lives so we may all be safer. The majority of people listening to scientific leaders and making a change. It is incredible.
Cathy & Jenn of CatsMac Photography, Peterborough, Ontario.