Life of the Mind Student Project by Matthew Reecer

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  • 1. “ The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World”
  • 2.
    • “ In his mind, he was fighting all all the time, an endeavor full of difficulties and inevitable failures. For him, the reward was inward clarity, and the price perpetual anger or, at best, discomfort with the world, not always on the surface but always there.” (p 210)
    poverty
  • 3. P ersonal
  • 4.
    • per·son·al  (pûr’se-nel) adj. – Of or relating to a particular person; private
    • “ He made so many people feel he cared about only them at that moment” (p 68)
    • “ Everyone, potentially, can understand and sympathize, since everyone knows or imagines sickness personally. And it cant be hard for most people to imagine what it would be like to have no doctor, no hope for medicine.” (p 295)
  • 5. O rganizations
  • 6.
    • or·gan·i·za·tion  (ôr’ge-ni-za’shen) n. – Something made up of elements with varied functions that contribute to the whole and to the collective functions
    • “ A big change in PIH was about to begin. They were about to become players in international health.” (p121)
    • “ Several groups all interested in the same international health problem had fought with one another for years.” (p 242)
  • 7. V iral
  • 8.
    • vi·ral  (vi’rel) adj. – Of, pertaining to, or caused by a virus
    • “‘ If diesease is an expression of individual life under unfavorable conditions, then epidemics must be indicative of mass disturbances of mass life.’” (p 61)
    • “ The hope was to raise many billions of dollars annually to fight the world’s three great pandemics.” (p 257)
  • 9. E xperience
  • 10.
    • ex·pe·ri·ence  ( ik-spîr’e-ens) n. – The apprehension of an object, thought, or emotion through the senses or mind
    • “ Farmer told me that he found his life’s work not in books or in theories but mainly through experiencing Haiti.” (p 78)
    • “ I was getting a sense of how Farmer put together experience and philosophy, in trying to control TB and AIDS.” (p 199)
  • 11. R eligion
  • 12.
    • re·li·gion  (ri’-lij’en) n. – A cause, principle, or activity pursued with zeal or conscientious devotion
    • “‘ Dokte’ Paul works with both hands’—that is, both with science and with magic.” (p 27)
    • “‘ You want to see where Christ crucified abides today? Go to where the poor are suffering and fighting back, and that’s where He is.’” (p 79)
  • 13. T hird world
  • 14.
    • Third -World (thûrd’ wûrld’ ) n. – The poor and economincally underdeveloped countires of the world collectively
    • “ Farmer had taken his greatest pains to assert the interconnectedness of the rich and poor parts of the world.” (p 37)
    • “ Many of the groups of people living on the wrong side of the great epi divide have brown or black skin. Many are female. What they all have in common is poverty, absolute poverty.” (p 125)
  • 15. Y outh
  • 16.
    • youth  (yoo-th) n. – The quality or condtion of being young, immature, or inexperienced
    • “ It was impossible to spend any time with Farmer and not wonder how he happened to choose this life.” (p 49)
    • “ He was carrying a pair of photographs...one was of Catherine and the other a photo of a Haitian child of about the same age…I think in his mind she stood for all the others.” (pgs 214-215)
  • 17. “ the only real nation is humanity” (p 209)
  • 18. Works Cited
    • http://www.inspireddreamer.com/category/wallpapers/
    • http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/gallery/rwandafarmer/
    • http://bedesblog.wordpress.com/2009/02/18/social-entrepreneur-1-dr-paul-farmer/
    • http://www.globalgiants.com/archives/cat_food_health_beverages.html
    • http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/articles/2008/04/13/in_rwanda_visionary_doctor_is_moving_mountains_again/
    • http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_pictures/4396364.stm
    • http://strangemaps.wordpress.com/2009/01/
    • http://blackchristiannews.com/news/2009/12/report-says-225000-haitian-children-work-as-slaves.html
    • http://digital-photography-school.com/17-images-of-poverty
    • http://www.problogdesign.com/uncategorized/poverty-in-pictures/
    • http://media.photobucket.com/image/africa/jakeamo15/Africa_poverty.png?o=8&sortby=sevendaysview