Patient Voice – Unexpected Kindness

by | Jun 14, 2016 | BHC News, Patient Voice

unexpected kindness

Topic for June/July :

“Tell us about a time when someone showed you unexpected kindness and it had a positive impact on you as you manage your chronic illness”

spread kindnessThe personal motivation that led Dr. Bateman to open the Fatigue Consultation Clinic (FCC) and start the Organization for Fatigue & Fibromyalgia Education & Research (OFFER), drives the culture of the Bateman Horne Center (BHC) today. BHC was founded on compassion, kindness, and a deep desire to make a positive difference in the lives of those impacted by ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia.

“Dr. Lucinda Bateman is the most compassionate, caring and loving physician I have ever met and had the honor to know and work with… Knowing her first as my physician, then as my boss, has been an awesome experience. Dr. Bateman is still the same caring, compassionate and loving physician she was when I first met her more than 16 years ago. She is truly concerned about each and every patient. ME/CFS and FM is her life; helping each and every patient is her goal. Thanks Cindy for all that you have done for me. Words cannot express how much I appreciate you❣🌷”, says Valene.

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In this world there is often too much ugliness, judgement and strife. In the ME/CFS and FM community, there is far too much misunderstanding, dismissive attitudes, and suffering. Yet through it all, BHC stands for compassion, kindess, integrity and commitment. And we know that we are not alone in that!

We want to focus on the stories of radical kindness and unexpected compassion. Take a moment to tell us about a time when someone treated you with unexpected care, showed a kindness you didn’t expect, or simply spread some joy in the face of your chronic illness.

Perhaps you want to write a short story, submit a poem, or send a short blog post? Or maybe you have artwork, photography or a piece of music that reminds you of this? The Patient Voice is about lifting your voice a little higher and sharing your inspiring message, so be creative.

Send your submission to [email protected]

Find details on making a submission HERE

 

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