Saturday May 07, 2016
DNTO says thank you
This week, DNTO is dedicated to one simple word: thanks.
It's a theme that was inspired by listener Stephanie Wan, who sent an incredible email to the show a few weeks ago. Here's what she wrote:
Hi DNTO team!
It is hard to believe that I have been listening to the show since I was 16, and here I am about to finish my first year of medical school. I'm not sure what is prompting me to write to you now... but I have been listening to the show lately and cannot help but thank you for the work you do everyday.
This is a bit of a strange thing, but I think listening to DNTO over the years is making me a better medical student, allowing me to listen to a patient's story with a full heart. The show is a constant reminder that every person has a journey, and has taught me how to be more open to the needs of my patients.
More than anything, DNTO has taught me how to listen. I hope I always remember the lessons that DNTO has taught me as I continue into my medical career.
Anyways, just wanted to say thank you for all your help over the years. I hope that one day I can be a guest on the show and finally get to thank the team in person.
As we reflect on the end of DNTO, Stephanie's incredible letter got us thinking about gratitude — and why a simple 'thanks' can have so much meaning.