Similar to Seattle Children’s Hospital’s performance of Stronger by pediatric oncology patients and staff, the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock did their own rendition of Katy Perry’s song Roar. This powerful video unites pediatric oncology patients, their families, and the healthcare professionals that treat them come together to sing how “you’re going to hear me roar.”
Today, June 20th, has officially become significant to me. Here’s why:
1. IRB-MED approval
My thesis research, Chronicling Childhood Cancer, has officially received approval from the IRB-MED at the University of Michigan. I filed the application two months ago, and I’ve had my fingers crossed ever since. Now, I can’t wait to get started.
2. WordPress friends
Ever since my spontaneous article about ICU patient diaries was featured by WordPress on Freshly Pressed, I’ve been honored by how many people have visited my blog. And more than that, perused my blog. Engaged in this discourse. I’ve been excited to make a series of what I call “WordPress friends,” and I’ve been touched by how many people have chosen to follow my blog. Today, I have reached 200 followers. And for that, I thank you.
3. Blog pride
The previous two highlights to my day have served as a catalyst in my decision to include this website in my email signature. Ok, I know that this may not be a big deal, but it means something to me. I’ve been toying over this idea for the past few weeks; I’ve come to realize just how integral this blog is to what I value, and I’m excited to claim it as part of my identity.
This is what I appreciate and celebrate. The big things and the little things.