A Thank You to Healthcare Providers

Hi everyone,

I hope you are all staying safe and healthy during this unsettling time.

I find myself in a perpetual state of stress and anxiety. I have let go of the outcome and am trying to focus on what I can control, but it is easier said than done!

One of the ways I deal with anxiety is to write. It is my outlet. Lately, I have been thinking about all the healthcare providers I’ve interacted with over the years. Many of them are likely on the front lines right now, exhausted, but purpose-driven.

I see people applauding healthcare workers on TV every night. I live in a pretty remote area, so I’d be clapping to squirrels and birds (and possibly a roaming bobcat). To show my appreciation to healthcare workers, I decided to write a letter instead.

I am very grateful that STAT news published the piece, which you can find below. I wrote an article for them several years ago, and have wanted to write another one, but couldn’t think of a good topic. Well, this is as good as any.

I will be writing more – much more – in the coming days about the coronavirus. But for right now I wanted to share this with you. I hope you enjoy.

Stay safe, and I’m praying for all of you! We are all in this together.


I’ve been cared for by dozens of clinicians in nearly 20 years. I’m in awe of their work on Covid-19

One thought on “A Thank You to Healthcare Providers

  1. Steven Woznicki

    So glad you posted this! Health care workers on the front lines cannot possibly be over-appreciated! Thank you for speaking for all of us on this.

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