A Unique Gift that says: "Thank You"
A great way to say; "thank you", A Gift of Poetry
is an excellent way of expressing your
innermost thoughts and feelings.
(Here's a good example of what can be achieved. Barbi and Kevin wanted something special for their doctor. Barbi has kindly given her permission for her poem and story to be published)
My Saintly Doctor
What is your name: Barbi and Kevin Gyda
Who do you want the poem written for: Dr. Richard Krauss
Why do you want the poem written: We would like to thank Dr. Krauss for everything he has done for us. He has been through thick and thin with us for many years. He is probably the most caring and considerate doctor that I have ever met. He genuinely cares for his patients and his staff.
What are the key
messages you would like to send: A VERY, VERY heartfelt thank you.
Do you have any
funny, sad, happy, embarrassing or otherwise memorable moments that you
would like to share: I have to begin by telling you a little about
our story. I have gone to Dr. Krauss for many years now. Over 6 years
ago I became pregnant with twin girls. Dr. Krauss kept a close eye on me
and made sure that I was well taken care of. At about 18 weeks we found
out that our twins had twin to twin transfusion syndrome (a condition
where the twins share a placenta and one twin gets more blood, oxygen, and
nutrients than the other). Dr. Krauss had us go to various specialists
but also made sure that he still took very good care of us. At around 22
1/2 weeks into the pregnancy, one of our girls died and that sent me into
labor. Dr. Krauss made sure that he was there for the delivery of our
twins. Dr. Krauss was so very caring throughout everything. He shed
tears with us and was clearly so very upset. I don't think I have ever
seen a doctor so genuinely concerned and caring (and I happen to be an
RN). After everything had passed, I had miscarried again (a year after we
lost the twins). My husband and I had tried getting pregnant again...to
no avail. Then I became pregnant again in about a year. I miscarried
that baby too. Dr. Krauss was devastated along with us. He continued to
care so much about us. After about two years (and visits and talks with
Dr. Krauss) I had finally given up all hope that I would ever have any
more children. Dr. Krauss told me not to give up, but as I told him, I
had to for my sanity's sake. I ended up becoming pregnant again and Dr.
Krauss was there right by my side. He made sure that we took every
precaution not to lose this pregnancy and watched me very closely. Nine
months later, I delivered a very beautiful, healthy baby boy (Gary). He
was born on the 4th of July 2002. Although Dr. Krauss was not on call
that day, he came in to deliver our son. Dr. Krauss had out of town
family and friends over for the holiday festivities...but that didn't stop
him from going to the hospital and staying there for several hours. Once
again, Dr. Krauss came through...this time to share tears of joy.
That isn't the end of our story. Less than two years later, I became pregnant again. Once again, Dr. Krauss took every precaution to take care that I would not miscarry. This time though, I had many complications. I ended up with severe toxemia. Dr. Krauss made sure he took very good care of me. I ended up in the hospital and had to deliver the baby 5 1/2 weeks early. Even though Dr. Krauss had office appointments, he made sure he came in bright and early to deliver the baby himself. We had another beautiful and healthy baby...this time a girl (Christina), on June 16th 2004. Again, Dr. Krauss was able to share tears of joy with us.
After the surgery, I ended up being very sick. Dr. Krauss was not able to be in the hospital every day, but he certainly made sure that he called the nurses to find out how I was doing. He also stopped by after his office hours to visit with me and make sure that all was going well. The one day that he was on call, I happened to become very ill and he stayed right by my side.
I want to be able to show Dr. Krauss how much he is appreciated by us, how thankful we (I) am to have him as my physician.
Dr. Krauss goes beyond his call of duty as far as taking care of his patients. Although I would love to think that I am extra special...I know that he genuinely cares for all of his patients. This is why he has been named (several times) Top Doc by Philadelphia Magazine. I know that I will continue to vote for him.
Do you have any other comments or thoughts: I really don't know how to thank Dr. Krauss enough...I really would like to show our deep appreciation for him. I was originally going to get him a tie or gift basket, but then came across your site. I'm so happy that I did. I love the idea that this gift will be so very original.
What style of poem would you prefer (happy, sad, romantic etc.): heart warming...touching...ok...let's say a little tear jerking :)
which package you would prefer: Deluxe
Do you have any
last comments or thoughts: Thank you so much for offering this type
of service. If you have any questions or need to know more detail about
anything, please don't hesitate to email me. I will be more than happy to
provide you with more details if needed.
Barbi kindly replied:
THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH for the beautiful poem. It's everything that I wanted to say but was unable to put into words. Barbi"
P.S. Yes, I have no objection to having our story and poem published.