Doctor's Reaction To Losing 19-Year-Old Patient Is Heartbreaking

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Patty Clark
This picture of a doctor grieving over his patient has gone viral.

It’s easy to forget the harrowing moments that doctors have to go through when dealing with so much new life and continuous death. Especially with people’s lives literally in their lives, the pressure they go through must be immense.

That’s why this image must have struck a chord. Redditor NickMoore911 posted this picture which soon went viral on Reddit and Imgur. Nick Moore is an EMT worker who noticed one of his coworkers take a step outside. The doctor had just lost a 19-year-old patient and was devastated. He kneeled on the ground just outside the hospital grief stricken with the outcome.

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Photo captures tender moment 'ER doctor steps outside after losing a 19-year-old patient'

Moore wrote, “The man pictured was unable to save one of his patients. Though this is a common occurrence in our field of work, the patients we lose are typically old, sick, or some combination of the two. The patient that died was 19 years old, and for him, it was one of those calls we get sometimes that just hits you.”

Nurses and doctors are known for working hours on end tirelessly helping their patients. The amount of death and loss they see would be enough to break anyone. It’s one of those moments that restores your faith in humanity to see a doctor who takes their job to heart. 

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