Nominations close Friday for this inspiring award. I’ve twice attended their award event and both times I’ve just been touched and moved by how good people have responded to a real setback – a medical “adverse event,” as they’re called, so euphemistically.
Linda Kenney almost died from an all-too-possible accident … a local anesthetic got into a blood vessel and stopped her heart; she woke up three days later in an ICU. Out of that experience – and the healing that eventually happened with both her family and the involved anesthesiologist – she started MITSS – the Medically Induced Trauma Support Services.
She wouldn’t call herself a hero, but I will … do you know someone who’s responded to such an event by Supporting Healing and Restoring Hope? That’s what the MITSS HOPE award is about. The process isn’t hard – you just write a 500-1000 word essay, and fill in a form as described here.
Please participate. Here’s a bit more, from the award’s home page:
MITSS is now accepting nominations for the 2013 HOPE Award. We would like to thank RL Solutions for continuing to sponsor this award. The HOPE Award, “Honoring Outstanding People Everywhere” who have furthered the MITSS Mission of Supporting Healing and Restoring Hope, was established in 2008. The award recognizes people – patients, families, healthcare providers, hospitals (or teams or departments therein), academic institutions, community health centers, grass roots organizations, EAP Programs, etc. – who exemplify the mission of MITSS: Supporting Healing and Restoring Hope to patients, families, and clinicians impacted by adverse medical events.
There is a $5,000 cash prize, and the winner will be announced at the MITSS 12th Annual Dinner and Fundraiser to be held on Thursday, November 14th, 2013. All submissions must be received no later than Friday, September 13, 2013.