Stanford Health Care in partnership with StoryCorps
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"It feels very lonely in the healthcare system."
Brittany Postle and Ian Carroll, MD
"I was told it was a waste of my time, a waste of my education."
Sasha Madison and Lucy Tompkins
"It's taught me how to slow down...and to prioritize and value what truly is meaningful."
"It made me realize I'm not alone - these people are all in my court."
Eugene and Dominique Watt
"Going home to them every day. It's amazing."
"I have no doubt that you're a gift wherever you show up."
Emily Linderman and Sarah Murphy-Kangas
"I started as a business major, just because I wanted to rebel from my parents who always wanted me to do medicine."
Kelvin Yu and Thu Nguyen
"Doing something as simple as just smiling and saying hello makes such a big difference throughout the rest of a patient's visit."
"The thing I wanted to do most was be able to hug my son."
"She had tremendous influence on me, til this day."
Anna Dapelo-Garcia and Erica Dapelo-Garcia
"Suddenly it was like we were just two human beings in this room, going through this crazy thing together."
Kevin and Jason Moss
"You have cancer, you want to deal with it, but you want to have as normal a life as possible"
Kelly Bugos and Jack Aiello
"And you met me where I am."
Philip Georgy and Andrew Moore, MD
"That remains the hardest conversation that I ever have to have."
Alpa Vyas and Kristan Staudenmayer
"That was one of my happiest moments."
Curtis Dance and Ricardo Guzman
"You've done something very therapeutic just letting them talk."
"You just connect in a deeper way with other people."
Christina Tecson and Karen Newcomb
"Out of this little body came this big personality that just filled up a room."
Shelly Cox and Ona Okoro
"Call me an early careerist or call me naïve, but I'm just super excited to help make some change in this field in the future."
"It's amazing how science has brought us to where we're at and it's very rewarding to have been part of all that."
Maricris Dacumos, Donna Healy, & Torey Benoit
"You know, as we continue to get older, sometimes the shiny bells and whistles aren't as important as they used to be."
Eric Escobedo-Wu and Fouzel Dhebar
"And for the first couple of years, we were, you and I, were just wandering in the wilderness, shouting for help."
Barbara Kivowitz and Richard Weissberg
"And I said Dad, now we live. And so we did. And we just took it one day at a time."
Martha Berrier and Ann Weinacker
"You taught me a lot in our 10 years of marriage, and I'm a lot better to this day because of you.
Joanne and Greg Bartlett
"My world has slowed down."
Judy Kaufman and Laurie Jacob
"We’re all just going through this collective grief together"
Naomi Kiarie - Part 1
"It was like a weight lifted off your shoulders."
Naomi Kiarie - Part 2
"The old body has to learn to be patient with itself."
Connie Turkington and Joanne Pasotti
"It's just a great feeling to walk into these doors every day."
"Instead of letting this bring me down, I actually let it change my life for the better."
"I found my people. I can finally check my symptoms at the door and just blend in."
"You're the reason I wanted to come into healthcare. I just hope that someday I'll be, a piece of what you are."
Wendy and Sarah Foad
"I've finally come to realize that my pain doesn't just affect me. It affects people around us."
Mikaela and Michael Reilly
"When I do these meditations...and they tell you to go to this wonderful place. It's with you."
Cindy and Larry Loper
"Through this, I can't even imagine how a parent is supposed to say goodbye."
Produced by Stanford Health Care with interviews recorded in collaboration with StoryCorps, a national nonprofit whose mission is to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world www.storycorps.org