A time of testing
The Boston Globe / Boston.com
light moment
Julia Zelixon's training to be an intensive-care nurse -- a job once available only to nurses with years of experience -- was itself intense. Here, in a rare light moment, she and her mentor, veteran nurse M.J. Pender, laughed with a patient who was watching a medical show on TV. Ordinarily, patients well enough to joke with the nurses would be moved out of the ICU.
(Globe Staff Photo / Michele McDonald)