Feb 10, 2013

'She was so engaging and cheerful in spite of her trouble breathing': Doctor's heartfelt letter to the widower of a patient he treated goes viral after their son posts it online

By on Sunday, February 10, 2013

True love and compassion aren't easy to ignore.

24-year-old shared a letter received just after the death of his mother. The event, despite being difficult, brought an unexpected source of condolence -- a personal note from a physician who had never contacted a patient's family before.
"The letter was written for my father," he told. "He stayed by her side until the very end."

His mother had breast cancer. A month ago, breathing difficulties landed her in the hospital, and 16 hours later, she passed away.
Surprisingly, the doctor who wrote the letter had never met or treated his mother until that day.
"If my mother were alive to see this, she would want readers to reflect on the power of showing compassion towards a total stranger," he told.


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