Gwen, thank you for taking care of my twin brother (Vincent) as if he was your family member. We don’t even have the words to thank you enough. You showed all of us compassion, optimism and kindness, which did not go unnoticed. You had reminded us that it is not only the big deeds that bring notice to one’s compassion for another but it is in the small details and behaviors that we display. Your periodic visits with Vincent and finding commonalities to remind him that he was not just a patient but he was a son, father and friend was very much appreciated. He enjoyed your many visits and conversations. Above all, we appreciate the empathy you displayed towards us during his stay. Your hugs went a long way and melted away the stresses in those precarious moments. We will never forget you! Please keep your phone chain going (wink). Thank you so much for your bravery, your sacrifices, and your unflagging compassion. Health care workers (you) are heroes, and we wouldn't be able to get through this time without you.
By: Valerie L.