"...in some of our darkest times or times of great challenge, there are hidden blessings and gifts to be found..."
Kim Doucette, Occupational Therapy Student
TranscriptI remember when my mom was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. I had heard about how horrible this disease was and I was terrified to have to watch my mom and best friend suffer this. I knew there was no easy way through it. So with the love and support of my family, I decided to bring her to live with us. From what I expected to be one of the most difficult experiences of my life, came a time of laughter, compassion, reflection, and forgiveness, but most of all there came a lesson of unconditional love. I realized that rather then focusing on a persons limitations, or a cure that may not come, or even an outcome that is too sad, we can choose to focus on the beauty and good that is still there and create a quality of life. In some of our darkest times or times of great challenge, there are hidden blessings and gifts to be found, if we could keep our hearts and minds open to the possibilities. This is my philosophy of healthcare, to help patients and families by listening to their feelings, fears, and hopes and then work together to overcome the fear and realize their hopes and ultimately find peace in the life they are so blessed to have.
Updated: April 23, 2013 - 1:52pm - by Yvette Saliba