National Grateful Patient Day:
Celebrated on September 7th every year. The day is to show gratitude for all the Doctors, nurses, researchers and pharmaceutical companies who strive hard to recover us.
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Why Grateful Patient Day?
The day is to show gratitude for all the Doctors, nurses, researchers and pharmaceutical companies who strive hard to recover us. In addition, the day is shower gratitude to our life, which has kept us alive besides the critical times. The day is also to honor the grateful patients for the valor they had that had strengthened them to recover against the deadly circumstances. Not only that, the grateful patients are the one who won the battle of life and be as an inspiration for the rest of the patients.
How we can Celebrate or Observe National Grateful Patient Day:
Dear Grateful Patients,
Use this hashtag #lamAGratefulpatient and post about your comeback on the social media so that it gives an incredible spirit to the other patients. Thank all the Doctors, nurses, researchers and pharmaceutical companies, which do a very great job to make us recovered from all sorts of illness. Moreover, Hospitals have launched Grateful Patient programs to promote organ donations and monetary helps to support the patients who are in need.
Mark your presence in such programs and do whatever you could. In addition, some hospitals require funds to facilitate Equipment, Employees, services and other facilitations. You can be grateful to them by extending your help. The grateful patients are those who provide support to other patients and the hospitals since they know the pain of how it would be.
The grateful patients become passionate about counselling the other patients during their hardships. Moreover, they involve in encouraging several programs by creating awareness about the organ donation and funding.
Interesting Facts About Grateful Patient Day:
Rolf benirschike had a great comeback. He suffered from ulcerative colitis during the year 1979, his condition got worse, and he collapsed during a team tour. His intestine was removed after a couple of surgeries and he hardly weighed around 120 pounds while he was discharged from the hospital .He survived with ostomy equipment and in November 1979, he returned to the team.
Despite not playing, he was in the team squad as honorary captain. In 1980, he had become one of the key players positioning as a kicker and played seven subsequent matches with no loss. He has become the team’s leading scorer with 766 points and formally declared his retirement in the year 1987.
Later, he wrote and published a book “Alive and Kicking” in which a famous phrase “It’s not what you become, it’s what you overcome” has become a great philosophy for all the other grateful patients.
History of Grateful Patient Day:
The creator of this day is unknown; however, the origin of the day is on behalf of Rolf Benirschike, a National Football Player who made a comeback to the team after his illness because of Hepatitis C and ulcerative colitis. He made a historic comeback after doing several blood transfusions and Ostomy surgery and those times, his comeback was considered as a “Miracle” since he went through a traumatic condition and almost returned from the last phase of his life. He came back exactly on September 7, 1980 and took part in a football league match. He established himself as a grateful patient and engaged in advocating the other patients.