“Always remember people who have helped you along the way, and don’t forget to lift someone up.” Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
National Grateful Patient Day is a day to celebrate and appreciate medical professionals. The Registrar at National Calendar Day proclaimed Grateful Patient Day in 2017 to be observed each year on September 7.
This national holiday was established on behalf of Rolf Benirschke, an NFL player who fought a battle with Ulcerative Colitis, Hepatitis C, and Ostomy surgery. He sought treatment on September 7, 1980 and returned to the NFL after his illness. It nearly cost him his life.
From that moment on, he and patients from around the world rallied to say “Thank You” to those in the medical community.
A few Ways to Observe Grateful Patient Day
Share your story of hope on social media
Email or send a note of thanks to a medical professional
Volunteer in a hospital or clinic
Donate to a healthcare organization
Send flowers to your Doctor’s Office
The root of joy is gratefulness…It is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful. Brother David Stendl-Rast
Written and Submitted by GSS Agent#3013
Legacy Health Strategies.com
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