More sad news: Dr. Emily Ellingsen dies at age 31
I remember that face. I remember the McMaster girl, struggling with her progressive blindness, wondering what kind of doctor she would be. It was on the teevee. Back when I was a wee pup, before medical school. The show was Med Students. Not many knew this little Life Network gem but I remember.
If a blind gal could do it…
Fast forward 6 years later. I didn’t know that same girl contracted cervical cancer. Actually I did know, as a fellow resident had told me a sad story about a colleague in Victoria, but I just didn’t know it was Emily. I didn’t know she’d been keeping an online journal about her journey or that she had met her match in husband Aaron.
Emily: I didn’t know you. I heard part of your story back in 2004 and thought of it often. I didn’t know we were on the same island until just now, but if I could have told you something, it would be that people like you humble people like me. Your grace will stay in our thoughts.