A message from the President

Dear Friends,

 

It is hard to comprehend the tragic events of this past week.  As physicians we live in a fairly tight knit community and share similar experiences of training, the joys of practice as well as the woes, but cannot imagine such an utter lack of respect for another human being and life as was shown Dr. Todd Graham on Wednesday afternoon.  Our lives are spent in service to people and the improvement or comfort to their situation, not harm.  At this time I hope we can turn to each other for support especially for the physicians and healthcare workers whom worked closely with Dr. Graham.   Although times like this could potentially harden our hearts, hopefully our patients we have had the privilege to touch their lives, will remind us of our purpose.  Many of my patient's favorite question is "What should I worry about?"  To this, my answer is "nothing" as we do not know what tomorrow will bring.  We have to find something to love in everyday, even the bad ones.  We can prepare for tomorrow, but not worry about it.  Unfortunately, events such as these remind us not to miss hugging and kissing our loved ones good bye in the morning.

 

My prayers go to Todd's family especially his precious children.  I pray for peace in their hearts and yours.

 

Peace be with you,

 

Natali Balog, MD

President, St. Joseph County Medical Society

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