A resident of St. Petersburg coped with coronavirus thanks to drawing. The man was hospitalized with serious lung damage and was about to give up. MIR 24 correspondent Anastasia Glebova learned how the work on the portraits of doctors helped him to get out.
“Here is my savior, this is Aigul. Moon flower, beauty,”the man shows.
Georgy Smirnov was admitted to the hospital with COVID-19 around Christmas. The coronavirus has damaged almost half of his lungs. I had to connect oxygen.
In the ward, he almost gave up. Art brought the life of a difficult patient back to life. Hands trembling with weakness on plain paper with a pencil, he began to draw portraits, first of the neighbors in the ward, and then of the doctors.
“He asked:“Can I take a pencil and draw? Please, I really need to lie on my back. " And when they said that no, it was impossible, it would get worse, he said that he had promised himself that he would not spend a day without drawing,”recalls Aigul Fakhrutdinova, therapist of the 1st therapeutic department of St. George's Hospital.
From under the masks, only the eyes of doctors and nurses were visible. Therefore, the artist asked them to take photographs. So, using amateur photographs, Georgy Smirnov recognized those who fought for his life.
“Young, but smart. She is not very old, I think 24. She will be an excellent doctor,”the patient noted.
Georgy Vasilyevich returned home with an album. I decided to make copies of each portrait and give it to the doctors, whom I now look at with completely different eyes.
“I have not seen such hard workers either in mines, or in factories, or in any military enterprises. I have not seen people with such dedication among the military, special services,”admits Georgy Smirnov.
It remains to add the last drawing to the "hospital series" - the image of the ward in which he spent almost a month. So Georgy Smirnov wants to say goodbye to illness. Finally splash it out on paper in order to get better sooner.