What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger

As I sat here feeling sorry for myself for all the studying I need to do (and am clearly not doing), I stumbled onto Seattle Mama Doc’s most recent blog, “Stronger – I Missed You” and was jolted back to reality. I wanted to share the video with y’all, because I’m so impressed with not only the meaning behind it, but also with the creative talent and filming that went into it. It was created by a patient of the Seattle Children’s Cancer Unit, Chris Rumble. Bravo!

I really used to despise when people would use this cliche phrase – typically to comfort someone going through a relatively benign event, like a break-up or broken down car. I would think of patient’s I’ve seen with problems that, from my point of view, didn’t kill them, but sure as heck didn’t make them stronger. At this time, I’d like to draw your attention to a group of kiddos proving me wrong.

You can read a little about the video and see how it was made (in the very place Seattle Mama Doc spends her days), by visiting Dr. Swanson’s blog or by clicking through some of the following links:

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  • That was great…definitely teared up. Thanks for sharing!

  • When I worked at the camp for kids with cancer and their siblings last month, this was all the kids’ favorite song. They talked about this video a lot. So awesome that they have an anthem that ties them together. I really never liked this song, but now that it’s in that perspective, I smile when I hear it because I think of them. Fighters.

  • Hi Ms Danielle,

    Thanks for sharing this Video, Very inspiring. I enjoyed reading your blogs. I’m a nurse and i’m about to start my first year in medical school here in Philippines, reading your blogs makes me so much excited. I look up to you, i know you’re a great doctor. Thanks for being an inspiration.


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I'm an ObGyn. I started this blog as a medical student (some would call that doctor school) and now I'm working as an Ob/Gyn, which is seriously the coolest job ever. I'm a twin mom and recently added a baby brudder to the mix. My life story through November 2010 can be viewed here. The events in the many years following can be summed up as wedding bells, books, exams, babies, and doctoring. I started this blog in hopes of landing a role in a Lifetime movie so I could quit medicine and move to Hollywood, but that hasn't happened...so if you wouldn't take medical advice from Angelina Jolie, you shouldn't take it from me. I may not even be a real person. In fact, I'm probably a spambot. Or possibly a 15 yo boy blogging from a dingy basement. If you're really interested you can read more about me here. If you have any questions or want to guest post contact me.

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