I Am Your Patient

I am your patient. I am a person with family, friends, faith, hope, longings, and plans for the future.
Everything you do or say that helps me feel seen as a person, moves me one step closer to healing.
When you do the things I’d do for myself if I could, I feel like you’ve got my back.
Every time you help my family, you help me. Every time you hold my hand, I’m comforted.
Every time you are in my room and you see me –
not as a diagnosis or series of tasks – but for who I really am – I feel safe.

Marcus with dog

 

~Marcus Engel (as a patient, “The Other End of the Stethoscope”)

To learn more about Marcus Engel, visit www.MarcusEngel.com.

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