Episode 2: Kristen Ries & Maggie Snyder
Dr. Kristen Ries and Maggie Snyder, PA-C, arrived as outsiders to conservative, Mormon Utah. In 1981 and beyond, Kristen (who later joined Maggie at Holy Cross Hospital) provided holistic, compassionate care to HIV/AIDS patients at the peak of the crisis—who otherwise faced ignorance-fueled fear and cruel ostracism by entire communities. Subjects of the Emmy-winning Sundance documentary QUIET HEROES, Kristen and Maggie discuss what drew them to medicine, the long tail of homophobia and shame, their surprise marriage, and how their newfound “grocery-store fame” has changed their lives.
Content Advisory: HIV/AIDS