Henry Gordon Academy’s Performance Receives Government Recognition

May I Have Your Attention, Please? and  its performance by the Henry Gordon Academy were recognized by Lisa Dempster, MHA. She attended their performance and commented that she thought the play should be performed in all schools. Congratulations to this troupe!  #Theatre4Change

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“Suicide, Mr. Speaker, would be a difficult subject for a troupe of any age, but this group of students performed it with empathy, heart and sincerity”

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Lakeland Senior High School to Discuss Play

NBCT, Teacher Ryk Stanton contacted me with his idea to use, May I Have Your Attention, Please? as part of the curriculum for his class. The students will read the play in class and discuss and then practice their writing skills by writing to me. They may ask any questions about the writing process and what inspires it or about the content of the play itself. I look forward to corresponding with the students and hope to be able to feature some of the questions and answers here …and even some photos if I’m lucky.

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My Light in the Darkness

b18I want to thank all who have expressed condolences during this period of mourning. Most likely you have come to this page to learn of new plays and theatre resources and in time I am sure the focus will return to that as my writings are a very important part of my life. My attention at this current time however must be focused on the untimely death of my Daddy and seeking the truth and accountability for what happened to him. I want to leave you with two things today. I want you to see my Dad so you can begin to understand the loss of such a wonderful soul and I want you to provide you with a resource in the event that you ever experience a medical mistake at a hospital, nursing home or the like. First, meet my Dad and then you will see why I wholeheartedly support the American Patient Defense Fund.

(Music courtesy of Michael Taylor)

Meet, My Dad

If you have ever been shut out of the healthcare system or your voice silenced, then you know exactly why the APDU is so vitally important. The system is flawed and when something goes wrong, the patient goes from being what should be the most important person to the least important. I never imagined a month ago that finding the APDU would bring about such powerful answers and results in such a short period of time concerning my Father’s death. I now have answers that were withheld from me prior to the ADPU’s involvement. No doubt when you need the APDU it will be because you are at a very dark point in your life due to a medical injury or death of a loved one perhaps. It is then that you will appreciate more than words can express the premise that,” EVERY patient’s grievance is Legitimate..” Dr. Noorchashm is on the brink of building the powerhouse for the patient and the sad reality is that we all have a vested interest in this because we all will be patients. Don’t be afraid to share your story. I promise you, of the past 2 months of trauma and hellacious suffering that my family has endured, the APDU has been that light at the end of the tunnel and I can only adequately say thanks by sharing my testimonial of the significance of the APDU every chance I get. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

ADPU American Patient Defense Fund

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