In Memoriam: Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald, Medical Advisor and friend to the Documenting Hope Project.

Our Executive Director, Beth Lambert has written a few words of remembrance:

We are heartbroken at the passing of Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald, long-time friend and advisor to the Documenting Hope Project.

Dr. Fitzgerald held a Doctorate Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, a master’s degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine, and a Doctorate in Homeopathic Medicine. She was a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist, as well as a Certified Clinical Nutritionist.  She served on the faculty of Yo San University. Dr. Fitzgerald authored the best-selling award-winning book, The Detox Solution: The Missing Link to Radiant Health, Abundant Energy, Ideal Weight, and Peace of Mind, a resource that was ahead of its time and widely used by patients and colleagues across the country. Dr. Fitzgerald was loved by her patients and was personally and profoundly committed to helping others restore their health mentally, physically and spiritually.  She was an animal lover and dedicated much of her life to volunteering within the animal rescue community.

I first met Dr. Fitzgerald in Santa Monica, right outside her clinic near the beach.  She was so concerned about the state of our children’s health that she immediately agreed to join the Document Hope effort.  She offered sage and heart-centered advice to our project and our team over the years and has been a source of strength and inspiration for us.

She was a gifted healer, seeker of truth, and she cared deeply about the state of humanity in the modern world. We will not soon forget her many contributions to our work, our community and to humanity. 

Rest in Peace, Patricia. <3