Good-bye co-workers, friends and community

Abigail Gibson

This is the last time I will write for the Medical Leader.

Yes, these are my final words as a staff writer.

For the past year and a half, I have had the pleasure of writing good community news stories and relaying those to you, our readers. My time with the Medical Leader has given me great memories, friendships and strong connections within the community.

First, to my team — Ellen Blackburn, Teddy Paynter, April Clevenger, Jordan Compton and Stacey Walters.  Thank you for allowing me to become part of your family and letting me grow on a professional  level. It has been a pleasure to work alongside such strong and independent journalists and sales representatives such as yourselves, and I cannot thank you enough for everything you have given me. I want to wish you all the best.

To my mentor, my coach and my friend, Teddy. Thank you for guiding me, helping me blossom and teaching me your ways. It was refreshing to meet such an inspired writer and photographer, and it was really the relationship that we have built that has made a career like this exciting. We became the closest friends and that is something I will always appreciate. Your talent level is unmatched.

Last, but certainly not the least, to you our readers. It’s people like you that motivated me to be the best I could be at getting your stories out there.

While this may be the end of The Medical Leader, I am glad I inspired people to pick up a newspaper or check out the website.

A special thanks to all those who called, text and emailed me during my time here. I am humbled and thankful.