mountains beyond mountains

Posted on July 10, 2006. Filed under: Books, Politics |

I just finished listening to my second audio book, Mountains Beyond Mountains, by Tracy Kidder. The story is one of a Dr. Paul Farmer who develops health care in parts of Haiti and, as his life continues, more projects surrounding health in poorer nations and the relationships between poor health and poverty are revealed. He is the kind of person you would feel lucky to meet. The kind of story that inspires you to do more than what you are with your life; to effect some sort of change in the world. And, he makes it seem possible. Imagine being at Harvard Medical school while continuing to develop health care and to treat people in Haiti. To start a group called Partners in Health that is now recognized and revered by many. To help stop the spread and to heal those who have T.B. in several nations and to watch the cause and effect that one person can have on many.

Impressive. Astonishing. Inspiring.

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