Daniella Lamas was an intern when she met a young man with terminal heart failure on I.C.U. rounds. Through Facebook she learned "[h]e was 'single,' and he liked Radiohead
and Tom Clancy.
He’d been sending upbeat status updates from the I.C.U.; to read them,
you’d never know he was so sick, but to me they were missives from a
Her essay, Friend Request, is as moving as any I've read. I know you will appreciate it.
Osler wrote: "The pupil and the teacher working together on the same lines, only one a little ahead of the other. This is the ideal towards which we should move." Daniela Lamas, medical intern, with this essay is the professor for all of us: her colleagues, professionals and laypeople alike.