An ER doctor writes personal note to the son of a deceased patient. The son posted the photos of the letter on Reddit and both the doctor and son have received an overwhelming amount of support from the community.
According to Yahoo News, an ER doctor writes personal note after a woman patient’s death to her son. The note went viral on the internet as the son posted photos of the note on Reddit. Both men have received support from the Reddit community and social media.
ER Doctor Writes Personal Note After Woman’s Death
The note that the ER doctor wrote to the son of the deceased patient reads as follows:
Dear Mr. (removed),
I am the Emergency Medicine physician who treated your wife Mrs (removed) last Sunday in the Emergency Department at (hospital). I learned only yesterday about her passing away and wanted to write to you to express my sadness. In my twenty years as a doctor in the Emergency Room, I have never written to a patient or a family member, as our encounters are typically hurried and do not always allow for more personal interaction.
However, in your case, I felt a special connection to your wife (removed), who was so engaging and cheerful in spite of her illness and trouble breathing. I was also touched by the fact that you seemed to be a very loving couple. You were highly supportive of her, asking the right questions with calm, care and concern. From my experience as a physician, I find that the love and support of a spouse or a family member is the most soothing gift, bringing peace and serenity to those critically ill.
I am sorry for your loss and I hope you can find comfort in the memory of your wife’s great spirit and of your loving bond. My heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family.
In an e-mail to the Huffington Post, the mourning son wrote saying how touched he was by the note and the support he has received from the internet community as he stated,
“If my mother were alive to see this, she would want readers to reflect on the power of showing compassion toward a total stranger. The support I got from Reddit was amazing—doctors, nurses and other Redditors who have lost their mothers to cancer were all shocked and amazed that the doctor took the time to write such a heartfelt, meaningful letter.”
ER Doctor Writes Personal Note After Woman’s Death Goes Viral on Reddit