“I am sorry that you are injured,” expressed Brewer in her letter to patients in 2001. “Get well soon. I am praying for you,” Doyle wrote in hers.
“I think that’s just incredible. It’s amazing that after 21 years, it’s still standing there,” Brewer said in the interview.
Referring to the letters, Doyle, who is now a mom to a one-year-old daughter, said, “One day I’ll be able to show her that words do matter and your kindness matters. There’s proof right here.”
The multidisciplinary team at the William Randolph Hearst Burn Center cared for 18 severely injured patients and ultimately saved 11 of those individuals. It was letters like the ones written by Doyle and Brewer that brought light to the unit during a dark time.
“I just want to say thank you so much for doing that,” Bessey says. ”You have no idea how much it encouraged us every day.”
Watch the full interview here.