Despite many sleepless nights on Spain's COVID-19 frontline, Dr Navid Behzadi Koochani of Madrid's regional ambulance service goes to work smiling almost every day.
Calls to the Madrid service have jumped by a third in the year since the coronavirus struck the world, averaging 4,000 a day, but Behzadi is proud of his team's ability to swoop in and save lives, and is optimistic the vaccine rollout heralds the end of the pandemic.
"I want to go out with my friends, I want to go to work and not have to wear protection. I want to see patients without a mask."
After finishing a 24-hour shift, she takes time to decompress and play with her kids or go for a run. The virus has made her stronger and more appreciative of what she has.
"You have to enjoy every little moment you have in life because you don't know what might happen to you."
PHOTO EDITING MARIKA KOCHIASHVILI; WRITING Nathan Allen; TEXT EDITING Alexandra Hudson; LAYOUT JULIA DALRYMPLE.