saying her name

There was no justice for Breonna Taylor today as I join so many others in saying her name and stand with them virtually as they face the batons.

“be an Adeline”

Today over 200,000 Americans have died of Covid-19. How heartbreaking that one of them was 28-year-old Dr. Dr. Adeline Fagan an Ob-Gyn resident in Houston Texas who died on September 19th. My thoughts are with her family, colleagues and friends as I send them my heartfelt condolences. I am also thinking of all my healthcare hero colleagues at this time, particularly our own surgical residents who I know must be as deeply saddened as I am today.
“Even in this darkest of times, there are good people willing to share a piece of themselves for the sake of another,” Adeline’s father Brant has written, and he encourages us all, “to be an Adeline.” I can assure him we will.

national dance day

Taking a moment away from the heartache and despair of each day’s news to celebrate National Dance Day with this collage of some of my favorite ballet dancers online who inspire us each day with the beauty of their art.

such despair

A sombre start to the week as our thoughts are with those who have lost family, homes and friends in the fires down south, with gratitude to the firefighter heroes on the frontlines including volunteers from British Columbia. Let’s hope for better days to come this week.

a weekend of champions

Congratulations to Naomi Osaka winner of her second women’s US Open title yesterday who has shown herself to be a true champion both on and off the court. Her message was heard loud and clear and we salute her for it.

Congratulations to Dominic Thiem who won the men’s US Open final today in a thrilling match to win his first Grand Slam title and became the first man in 71 years to win a final after dropping the first two sets.
The USTA and all the players, staff and doctors are to be thanked and congratulated for giving us two weeks of glorious tennis during these difficult times.
And a look back at my painting of that memorable moment of beautiful sportsmanship when Naomi Osaka supported Coco Gauff after her loss in their Third Round match in last year’s US Open Championship. It was a truly uplifting moment and showed us once again what a role model and inspiring young woman she truly is.