When Pamela Marie Hobby needed a favor, she knew just who to call.
“I needed help, I said we need to promote this business," said Pamela Marie Hobby, co-owner of My Doctor's Meds.
Piper Bridwell wasn’t about to brush off her old college friend from OSU. The Edmond-area artist created a painting to be auctioned off. Its name a timely one, Give Thanks.
“I just pray that this painting will bring awareness and help get the word out there for what they are doing," sad Bridwell, owner of Piper B. Studio.
Proceeds from the auction will benefit Pamela and her husband TJ’s start-up company My Doctor’s Meds.
Their mission is to improve hospital workers mental health by telling inspiring stories of those whose lives have been saved by medical professionals.
Even before the pandemic, over 40% of physicians said they felt burnt out in an annal survey. Statistically, one physician commits suicide every day in the U.S.
“They are putting in the blood, the sweat and the tears. We need to save them back," Pamela said.
Pamela wants to save lives because doctors and nurses once did the same thing for her.
The Yukon-native is a childhood Leukemia survivor, and frequently volunteers at hospitals sharing her story with physicians.
She’s also an actress living in LA.
“I know the production world, and I know how we can bring, almost like movies to them.”
But instead of being shown at a theatre, these stories will be shown in hospitals, to medical professionals who often don’t get to see their patients after discharge.
It’s part pep talk, part thank you note.
“And what if that one thank you letter could be the reason somebody goes back to work the next day, or a residency student knows that they can do this,” she said.
If you’d like to help My Doctor’s Meds, the Bedlam Art Auction is appropriately on Bedlam weekend.
It starts this Friday at 7 p.m. and runs for 24 hours online at this address.
You can also donate anytime online at My Doctor's Meds GoFundMe page.