The book Resilience about the impact of the corona pandemic was presented to the mayor of Peel en Maas on Wednesday. That municipality was hit hard by the virus at the beginning of the outbreak.
Resilience contains stories and photos of people who have been affected in one way or another by the corona pandemic.
The makers of the book mainly looked at how residents dealt with the virus. According to initiator Karin Jacobs, this is hidden in the title. “The stories show, among other things, how hard the virus has hit, but are mainly about how people have recovered. How they have shown resilience.”
Of the eleven church villages in Peel en Maas, Kessel was particularly hit. As a corona fire, the Maasdorp even made the national news. Yet the book is not all about sad stories. “Certainly not”, Jacobs responds. “For example, we have a portrait of someone who lost her father, but also a story of a young woman who became a mother on the first wave.”
OR assistant Nancy Willemsen from Egchel has had her story drawn up. During the first wave, she was deployed in the IC department of the VieCuri Medical Center in Venlo. “It was actually quite double. We had to work 12-hour shifts and saw a lot of suffering in the department. And at home the streets were almost empty and nobody seemed to realize how serious the situation was.”
The book was officially presented on Wednesday. Mayor Wilma Delissen of the municipality of Peel en Maas received the first copy.