Dr. Brian Grobois Memorial Fund

“…Dr. Brian Grobois [was] an integral member of the Making Headway Ongoing Care Team since 2007. Dr. Grobois, who died as the result of a hiking accident on Mt. Rainier, was an excellent psychiatrist, well-trained in his profession and highly respected by the medical community. Always gracious and caring, he took the time to listen and understand his patients’ concerns. They loved him for his calm and friendly manner, and his profound understanding of their needs.” – Making Headway, Spring 2012 Newsletter

I thought about you / 10 Years
By Lauren Grobois, daughter of Dr. Brian Grobois z”l

I have thought about you every day since December 11, 2011
I thought about you when we flew out to see you
I thought about you at your funeral
I thought about you when we sat shiva
I thought about you at your memorial service
I thought about you when your friends dedicated a bench in honor of you
I thought about you when I fell in love with science and the brain, just like you
I thought about you when I learned to drive
I thought about you when I graduated high school, speaking at graduation to commemorate you
I thought about you when I spent a gap year in the country where you went to medical school and are now resting peacefully
I thought about you every time I visited you
I thought about you when I started college
I thought about you when Marshal got married, and you gained a daughter-in-law, Shifra
I thought about you when Julie got married, and you gained a son-in-law, Adam
I thought about you when I studied abroad and traveled alone for the first time, like you did after college
I thought about you when I graduated college, deciding to follow in your path
I thought about you when you gained a granddaughter, who was named after you
I thought about you when I took the MCAT, the same test you took years and years ago
I thought about you when COVID hit our synagogue in March 2020, wondering how you would have reacted
I thought about you when one of your best friends read my personal statement for medical school
I thought about you when I worked in Neurology research where you did your Psychiatry fellowship
I thought about you when loved ones passed away after you, each time causing a wave of emotion connected to you
I thought about you when I put on my white coat for the first time
I think about you each year when we raise money for Making Headway, an organization you loved working with to provide free psychiatric care to families of children with brain and spinal cord tumors
I have thought about you every day since December 11, 2011

With every milestone and moment propelled into the future, I try to keep the past alive
I remember you
A lot can change in 10 years, but I will never stop thinking about you
I love you, dad.