On Wednesday, October 9th, I was able to speak to approximately 150 Year 2 Medical Students at the University of Alberta. I was joined by Andrew Siebert, and the Thenhaus family by Skype. The feedback was very positive. Here are some of the comments. Together, we can change the dialogue!
My background before medical school was actually in genetics and I feel somewhat misled by my education. Statistics don't tell the whole story, and I'm grateful for the opportunity to hear you speak. My heart and my mind have changed for the good.
Thank you for coming to present. It was truly an eye-opening presentation . My understanding of Trisomy 18/13 was limited coming into this presentation and you have inspired me to do further research into this .
Thank you so much for this presentation. You opened my eyes to the reality of this topic. This was the highlight of my medical career so far!
Thank you so much for sharing your story!!! I have completely changed my perspective towards Trisomy children.
Thank you for coming today and inspiring me to become a physician who is consistently empowering, optimistic, proactive, and supportive towards my patients and their families regardless of statistics that we have been taught..