A few weeks ago, while I was still seeing a full schedule of patients and the crisis was just beginning, I asked myself, "How can I reach this little person on the exam table in front of me?" It was our first meeting. He was deaf and partially blind, neither of those affecting his spirit or ability to draw me in. I'm hearing impaired, and so these littles always have ...

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"It is a happy talent to know how to play." - Ralph Waldo Emerson Have you ever been to a trampoline park and watched the faces of the parents there? It's quite interesting as we regress almost instantly after the first jump. Faces of joy, sweat and smiles ear to ear. You can't help but smile as you jump freely and repetitively while trying not to injure yourself. It's this experience of ...

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It’s the high five I’m unable to give to that five-year-old patient after I check his red throat. It’s the song I can’t sing while I look into a toddler’s ears as they cling to their momma’s neck. It’s the hug I can’t give the mom who just lost her father to cancer two weeks ago. These are the things I’ve missed over the last few weeks. This is the ...

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