No one who has read even parts of Philippe Bianchi’s words could be other than deeply moved, or help feeling almost unbearably close to fellow humans’ suffering. More than a “press release”, Jules’ father spoke with us, shared with us thoughts and information that is usually, and rightfully, intensely private.
And I can only hope Jules, and his parents, have an idea of just how many people feel connected to them now.
It says something about people that here, now, discussing medicine feels wildly inappropriate. What is happening behind the doors of the ICU in Mie Hospital is not for us. Because we are connected with Jules’ family now, because that’s what’s important.
I don’t think we can talk about better or worse media “strategies”. Michael’s early course was about head injury. This isn’t.
This is about people. Jules’ family. And their humanity and dignity are staggering.