A White Space where those who have recovered from the Coronavirus can write a thought or memory dedicated to the nurse who helped him overcome the illness, fear and loneliness of the days spent in a hospital bed in solitary confinement and away from his family .
It is the initiative of the Asst of Cremona, one of the areas most affected by the Covid-19 epidemic, for the International Nurse Day and organized by the communication office in agreement with the management of the health company which includes the hospital of the city of Torrazzo and the garrison of Oglio Po. A white box appeared on the facebook page and on the website of the social health company accompanied by a message addressed in particular to the patients "This year, after months of images inside the emergency, - we read - we celebrate International Nurse Day with a White Space, of thought and humility, to be filled with the story of your photograph never taken ". It is "a space where you can tell us about your nurse or nurse (...) who reassured you, assisted you, smiled, shook hands" and who "understood on the fly how you felt and what you needed , with a look, behind the mask and protective glasses ". A dedication to those who, in the ward, "put you in touch with family members, who video-called at home, together with you. Who helped you give birth to your child" or "who lost sleep in the emergency. Who fell ill to heal and save one, ten, one hundred people. Because what happened was not imaginable. And it was too much. "
"Actually, - writes Stefania Mattioli, the head of the communication office of Asst and who had the idea of this initiative - to celebrate this day of priceless symbolic value, we had thought of a photo shoot of portraits on identity of nurses and nurses, with and without masks. Portraits that should have represented the essence of the profession; communicate knowledge with difficulty, humanity and pain. But also some smiles in the gaze and a sigh of relief. Things don't always go as they should and this project has not found fulfillment. It has remained pending, in the imagination ".