At long last, I have acquired the audio (as has the Library of Congress) for the interview of Regina Holliday ( @ReginaHolliday ) that we did, in April, 2011, for StoryCorps ( @storycorps ), in conjunction with the opening of the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health ( @kptotalhealth ) that month. The Library and StoryCorps do not routinely make every recording available online, so I am posting it here.
There were tears, there was laughter, and I am even more deeply honored to listen now than I was to be there with Regina in April. The photograph on the right was taken right before we sat down that day.
One of the questions we were both asked to answer was “What is Total Health to you?” and it’s still the same answer, being able to stand up, walk from my home, and have a conversation like this. I got to ask Regina some of my burning questions about the future of health care, medicine, and social media and her answers then are still guides for our future.
More importantly, I got the opportunity to listen to Regina talk about her art, her family, and the love of her life. She mentions in the interview that she needs the entire internet to get the level of engagement that she got from one person, Fred Holliday. And even that’s not enough. It will never be enough….