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A lovely note arrived from his widow

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A lovely note arrived from his widow

In June 2013 my mother passed away, I was homeless for 8 days as a result of a devastating flood and I provided medical care to a 36-year old physician colleague. He was weeks from completing his surgical residency training and starting a long-awaited Fellowship in the USA. An unplanned visit to the ER resulted in a diagnosis of stage IV renal cell carcinoma. Six week later he was dead.

Months later a lovely note arrived from his widow, abut how my words and care had impacted their lives. I never knew…

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