Kidder paper - Liu 1 Chris Liu RWS 100 Professor Avner 30....

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Liu 1 Chris Liu RWS 100 Professor Avner 30. October 2007 Kidder Margaret Mead once said “Never underestimate the ability of a small group of committed individuals to change the world.” In my mind the standard of one person making a vast positive change on the world is underestimated. Many would underestimate the force that one person could have on the world. But indeed a caring and compassionate man living in Haiti had done just this. This is shown in the book Mountains beyond Mountains by Tracey Kidder. The book is centered on this one man Paul Farmer and his life. Though not through direct force Farmer makes the jails in Russia help their inmates fight TB, relieving them of the thought of undeniable death. I have found sources that illustrate peoples struggle for surviving with harsh medical conditions and Farmer’s effect on them as a whole. With these quotes from Kidder’s book I’ll extend my paper with other stories that people have profoundly affected the world and finally draw the connections together with how justice not only can served through one person’s determination. Farmer started his conquest when he was still a student in Haiti in 1983. He worked in Haitian villages like Central Plateau and then went to Harvard for medical school. Farmer is an extremely caring individual who is very brilliant in his work. He
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Liu 2 helped create Zanmi Lasante -- which has grown from a one-building clinic in the village of Cange to a multiservice health complex with a fully functional hospital and school. “They were caring for more than three thousand HIV patients, and providing antiretroviral to about 350. They now had equipment and trained personal to do some of their own high tech aid diagnostics” (Kidder 301). The first open heart surgery also took
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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2011 for the course RWS 100 taught by Professor Avner during the Fall '07 term at San Diego State.

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Kidder paper - Liu 1 Chris Liu RWS 100 Professor Avner 30....

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