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By Randy Christensen

The unforgettable inspiring memoir of 1 outstanding physician who's saving lives in a so much unconventional method Ask Me Why I Hurt is the touching and revealing first-person account of the outstanding paintings of Dr. Randy Christensen. educated as a pediatrician, he works now not in a regular health facility surroundings yet, relatively, in a 38-foot Winnebago that has been refitted as a doctor's workplace on wheels. His sufferers are the city's homeless teenagers and kids.

In the shadow of 1 prosperous American urban, Dr. Christensen has committed his lifestyles to taking good care of society's throwaway kids--the often-abused, unloved little ones who continue to exist the streets with out entry to right future health care, all of the whereas warding off consistent threats from thugs, gangs, pimps, and different predators. With the Winnebago as his portable clinical heart, Christensen and his group trip round the outskirts of Phoenix, getting to the youngsters and teenagers who desire him so much.

With tenderness and humor, Dr. Christensen chronicles every little thing from the struggles of the van's early beginnings, to the help process it grew to become for the youngsters, and the final word attractiveness it has accomplished through the years. together with his tremendous specialist demanding situations, he additionally describes the pains and joys he faces whereas elevating a growing to be family members along with his spouse Amy. through turns poignant, heartbreaking, and fascinating, Dr. Christensen's tale is a gripping and wealthy memoir of his paintings and family members, a type of infrequent books that remains with you lengthy after you've became the final page.

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November, and even though it was gratifying to belong to the category "college man," I felt quite out of things during my first semester at Columbia. Departing for Brooklyn every afternoon after my last class, I had the bleak feeling that I was going back to the boondocks just when events of interest were beginning to happen on Morningside Heights. Above all, the transformation of my life with respect to girls, which I had confidently expected college to bring almost automatically, was not taking place.

Moody, etc. I'm having a marvelous time, even tho' I'm rotten. My best to all your family, 'specially your charming sistersend me a picture of her smiling and you handstanding, will you? S. Don't miss "Twenty Years A-Growing"it's delightful, poetic Irish prose. BACK AT COLUMBIA in September, we felt good to no longer be the neophytes on campus. We knew the ropes now, or thought we did, and planned a whole series of triumphs. After submitting writing samples, John and I were both accepted for a course in advanced composition taught by Mark Van Doren, whose reputation as a teacher, poet, and critic we had become aware of the year before.

John was delighted when I informed him I was ready to take on the Barnard girls at the weekly tea dance. " I found the prospect of dancing with girls who were not my sister exciting but a bit daunting, and I went with John to the East Lounge of John Jay with less confidence than I had hoped for. There was a small but very live student band for the dance, and there was what I thought a most stirring collection of pretty girls. The stag line was correspondingly long, of course, and I noted the amazing frequency with which some of the girls changed partners with no break in the music.

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