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Poverty Part I:How Did we Get Here?

August 8, 2012 Amy Disability StuffJesusMissionsRomaniaThe FutureTRAVEL

I am reading several excellent books on Poverty as part of my employment journey (This is something I have wanted to do for a while!).  Part of the one book involves a lot of reflection and some of it I am going to post. The book argues that good intentions are not enough and that […]

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The Dream Revisited

February 23, 2012 Amy Medical SchoolResidencyRomaniaThe Future

Publishing old saved drafts…. from July…although hauntingly still true.   Long ago and far away I spent my summers wandering the streets of Bucharest playing with street kids, finding babies in back rooms of crumbling, stifling Soviet bloc hospitals. These summers defined me and it was here the dream was born to be a really […]

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Joy in the Morning

December 1, 2011 Amy Disability StuffFamilyJesusMedical SchoolMy MomPatient-nessResidencyRomaniaThe Future

Three years ago when I was in the mist of my third year of medical school. I went through a 2 month period where I rarely slept more than a few hours at a time. It wasn’t the call schedule, it wasn’t the stress of residency applications or Step 2, it wasnt even entirely the […]

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Drowning

February 9, 2011 Amy GeneralJesusMy MomRandomResidencyRomaniaThe Future

Last night I had  a dream that I was drowning in a enclosed space. Key sign that my intern mental health might be fraying.  I think I am reaching the breaking point.  I wish Kenya was next month.  I need it to remind me why all of this is worth it. What I am drowning […]

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Someone’s Drug Baby, Unwed mother, HIV positive, Gimptastic, Homeless, Homosexual Leper

October 10, 2010 Amy ChildrenDisability StuffFriendsJesusPatient-nessResidencyRomania

In a room full of young, enthusiastic, Christian physicians who come from all over the US (and the world!) to study here, a question is asked by the one gray aged seasoned doctor in the room: Have you ever known a patient who was healed but still sick, still dying? Everyone shifts uncomfortably. We have […]

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