I wanted to share an inspiring Thanksgiving story:
Dr. John Jurcisin is a podiatrist in New York City. He’s 49 and married to FOF Dr. Doris Giraldo, a dentist. They have two beautiful daughters, 11 and 14. They also share an office suite. I can’t resist saying they provide head-to-toe service.
“Dr. J,” as many of his patients call him, loves to cook. He learned from his father, a former teacher, who came home from work hours before his wife. “My dad was strict and thought we should eat every night at 5:30. Since my mom didn’t get home till then, dad made dinner during the week,” Dr. J explained.
Dr. J is cooking today’s Thanksgiving feast. When I asked him who is on the guest list, he said: “My brother and sister and their families, my parents and two of my patients.”
Every year, before turkey day, Dr. J asks his patients where they’re going for the holiday. “If someone is going to be alone, I invite him or her to join us.” Today, two patients, one 75 and the other 80, are joining the good doctor. “They don’t know each other,” he said.
Surely, Dr. J will make them feel like family by the end of the meal.