# 20 Dr. Angel Alessandri – Connecting with Humanity
Dr. Angela Alessandri shares her journey as consultant clinical paediatric haematologist/oncologist at Princess Margaret Hospital. Angela talks very openly about her personal journey to becoming a doctor, connecting and being present with humanity in the most challenging of circumstances and the process of breaking the news of a cancer diagnosis to parents. She also shares the personal impact and toll caused by the role and how this has reshaped her future focus and views on how to treat patients. This is a very confronting conversation in places, but worth the journey to reflect upon our own mortality so we can live the most fullest life.