With Tears we say GoodBye. Thank-you Anne Kingston for Amplifying the Voice of the 'Impatient Patient'
One of Canada's leading journalists Anne Kingston has died. Such a deep loss for Canada.
Anne encouraged me and she inspired me. The article she wrote in 2017 'How the New Impatient Patient is Disrupting Medicine' on our advocacy work with Lyme disease opened new doors and conversations and the importance of patient advocates being welcomed and invited to the table.
We still have a long way to go but I believe that LIGHT is peeking in and Anne was definitely a 'light-bearer' - using her pen and her expertise.
This is part of a card I wrote Anne. It was sitting on my desk today when I found out about her passing. I had planned on popping it in the mail after I heard she wasn't well. It's too late to share these words with her, but I'd like to share them with you.
Anne, thank you for making me brave, bold and giving me courage.
Thank you for your incredible, detailed, objective journalism and how much you cared about Truth, Integrity and Kindness in all matters. You gave many patients a voice when they felt muted and you gave us a strong platform to be heard.
You will be deeply missed and always remembered and appreciated.
Love, Thankfulness and Tears
Sue Faber RN BScN
Co-Founder and President
Anne Kingston's Three Articles in Macleans Magazine on Lyme disease