Note from a physician friend today: “Thanks Dale.  I can never know your pain but I do know that every parent who hears you or… many too many others hugs their child and says that could be me as well.”


Yes, that’s what I want to be about…my focus…to have parents know that this journey could happen to them in an instant (if we don’t work together to put patient safety first) but also to know that they hugged their children a little tighter after they heard me and others tell our stories. 
How awesome is that, that the kids felt more loved when their parents returned home from work that day….and all the days that followed. That is gratifying work-to make parents love and cherish those that we protect from harm, even more. 

Note from a physician friend today: “Thanks Dale.  I can never know your pain but I do know that every parent who hears you or… many too many others hugs their child and says that could be me as well.”

Yes, that’s what I want to be about…my focus…to have parents know that this journey could happen to them in an instant (if we don’t work together to put patient safety first) but also to know that they hugged their children a little tighter after they heard me and others tell our stories.

How awesome is that, that the kids felt more loved when their parents returned home from work that day….and all the days that followed. That is gratifying work-to make parents love and cherish those that we protect from harm, even more.