Chronicling The Healers
By Shiyas Ahamed
One month, four states, five amazing lives. For me, it was a revelation, looking through the camera lens at these doctors who have selflessly dedicated their lives to healing people with one of the most terrifying and morale-sapping diseases the world has ever seen: cancer. I have often felt that cancer is one of those diseases that kill you before it actually does; the mere diagnosis sometimes taking away the will to fight for survival. This is why what these doctors do is even more magical: working as healers of the body and the mind, boosting patients’ morale and inspiring them to fight the disease with all their might. This journey has changed my life in many ways; it has taught me perseverance, resilience, and the importance of giving back much more. It has opened my eyes to the beauty in the mundane.