"...He looked up at me..."
Leo Mejia, Health & Biomedical Sciences
TranscriptMy Philosophy of Healthcare is to provide fulfillment to people at their most broken moments. This is a special story that I’m going to tell you guys. My father died of prostate cancer at age 85, 2001. I got the opportunity to see him his last day. That last day, I went to go see him at the clinic. I walked into the clinic, went to his room, I noticed that he was hunched over holding his stomach, rolling around groaning. I don’t think the pain meds could do anything for him at that time. It was the first time I saw my father a broken man, and you know, it didn’t sit very well. So I went by his bedside, and I grabbed his hand. At the moment that I grabbed his hand, he looked up at me, and we made eye contact. It was that moment that I realized how important it was to my father, and at that moment, all his pain went away. Everything went away, he stopped groaning, he just looked at me. It was that moment that I believe he took with him the rest of the day and on. It was that moment I have, I take with me today, and I apply to my Philosophy of Healthcare to help people at their most vulnerable moments, and to find fulfillment at their most vulnerable moments.
Updated: October 18, 2010 - 2:27pm - by Yvette Saliba