-…for my wonderful, loving, in-tact family, and the privilege of being able to be completely honest with them.
-….for my awesome friends, with whom the words “awkward silence”—no matter how many miles or years pass between us—do not apply.
-…for my good health, and the ability and means to seek treatment when it’s less than good.
-…for the chance at a medical education and career. I know I complain a lot, but I couldn’t be more grateful for the chance to compete and the opportunity to be the ultimate public servant: a physician.
-…for that fateful day many years ago where I was able to come to this—despite its room for improvement—absolutely amazing country. I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else, ever.