The Power of Human Connection

This beautiful and powerful thank-you note and subsequent New York Times article brought us to tears. In October 2016, Peter DeMarco wrote an incredible letter about his wife, Laura Levis, after her passing. He vulnerably shared their Experience at Cambridge Hospital by way of a thank-you note to his wife’s care team. What he shared underlined the importance of how the team treated her family and him, the grieving, frightened, madly-in-love husband and also a Connection that might be overlooked: the way the care team allowed Peter to Connect with Laura.

“There is another moment–actually, a single hour–that I will never forget… when I returned, they [her nurses Donna and Jen] had shifted Laura to the right side of her bed, leaving just enough room for me to crawl in with her one last time. It was our last tender moment as a husband and wife, and it was more natural and pure and comforting than anything I’ve ever felt… I will remember that last hour together for the rest of my life. It was a gift beyond gifts, and I have Donna and Jen to thank for it.”

Think of a time in your life that you made an incredibly powerful Connection. Did someone else help you make that Connection? How could you enable Connections for others in your everyday work?

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