All spring and summer, as the turkeys followed her around the yard, Sandy protected the chicks from the foxes and coyotes that frequent our neighborhood.
By the time fall came, the turkeys were big enough that they could fend for themselves and they no longer needed her protection. But they never stopped needing her friendship and still come by every day to say hello.
This Thanksgiving, I am thankful for many things, but none more than the great friendships I have been fortunate to make over the years, many of them with my coworkers here at UMass Memorial.
Thanks to all of you for your dedication to our patients, especially our caregivers that are working this Thanksgiving.