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True Thanksgiving

True Thanksgiving

We went to church on Thanksgiving morning in the beautiful, large chapel in St. Vincent’s hospital, where the twins were born and taken care of so wonderfully and miraculously.

There were just a few of us there, including medical people in scrubs, but then we found at mass Dr. Mary Marron-Corwin, who was instrumental in the twins’ success over the rocky road from their premature birth. She was surprised to see us there, and held Alaina during the services. She was genuinely thrilled to see them again.

The priest celebrating mass was the same one who baptized Gabrielle very early as a precaution.

It was an extraordinarily appropriate and wonderful way to begin Thanksgiving. There are doctors and nurses, and there are special doctors and nurses, and then there are extraordinary doctors and nurses. At St. Vincent’s and Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center there are extraordinary medical people taking care of these tiny infants.

We are grateful to them all. It was appropriate to meet Dr. Marron-Corwin again in the striking chapel, around which St. Vincent’s is built. Miracles happen there.

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Alan Weiss is a consultant, speaker, and author of over 60 books. His consulting firm, Summit Consulting Group, Inc., has attracted clients from over 500 leading organizations around the world.

Comments: 4

  • November 27, 2009

    I am so thankful that you had these wonderful doctors in your life just when you needed them! It’s been fun to hear about the twins’ progress this past year.

  • Alan Weiss

    November 27, 2009

    It’s been an incredible journey.

  • Graham Franklin

    November 28, 2009


    we will pray for their continued health and happiness this Christmas. As you say there are truly wonderful people all around us.

    A very happy thanksgiving to all our American colleagues.

  • Alan Weiss

    November 28, 2009

    Thank you!

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