Over the past six years on behalf of MITSS, I have had the great fortune of travelling the country and abroad. I have spoken at conferences and forums, large and small, speaking with patients, family members, and clinicians. It seems that everyone has a story. Each time I speak with someone who has been affected by a medically induced trauma, I not only relate on a truly personal level, but it has served to strengthen my commitment and resolve to change the systems which fail each of us every day.
There can be nothing more powerful than a personal story, and we have encouraged anyone affected by an adverse event to share their experience with us on our website. There have been some very moving entries recently added, and we invite you to take a look at our patient and family story page. Also, if you’d like to share your own story, please feel free. By sharing your personal experience, you may be helping someone out there to feel less isolated and alone.