Wednesday, March 04, 2009

paul farmer and south meck high school

This picture brings together two amazing dimensions of my life's journey thus far. Pictured is Paul Farmer, co-founder of Partners In Health, subject of Tracy Kidder's "Mountains Beyond Mountains", and physician to the poor in Haiti. I served on a panel discussion with him at Wofford College, where he was awarded an honorary doctorate.

He is wearing a South Mecklenburg High School sweatshirt. He spoke there yesterday. South Meck, of which our younger daughter is a graduate, is a racially and economically diverse school that is not blessed with some of the resources of other high schools (public and private) in our area.

So I was thrilled to see this picture today. Welcome to South Meck, Dr. Farmer!
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    Partners in Health co-founder Paul Farmer is welcomed to South Mecklenburg High School with a standing ovation Tuesday. The Echo Foundation sponsored his visit as part of its Voices Against Indifference initiative. JOHN D. SIMMONS –

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