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#85054 - 10/18/02 06:11 PM Three Young Victims Turned Their Lives Around
integrator Offline

Registered: 07/05/02
Posts: 107
Loc: New York
This article deals with the response to another kind of abuse. Either way, it illustrates admirable qualities and the power of empowering decisions and actions.

The trio hopes to inspire others from inner-city neighborhoods to seek careers
in medicine.
By Damon Adams, AMNews staff Sept. 23/30, 2002.

Sampson Davis, MD, remembers sitting on a metal cot in a juvenile-detention
center and thinking how he would change if given another chance. He was 17,
a high school student arrested for committing an armed robbery with several
acquaintances on a street corner in Montclair, N.J. Sitting on that cot,
he realized he didn't want to end up like so many others from his inner-city
neighborhood -- selling drugs or doing time behind bars. The troubled teenager
also remembered how he and two friends had made a pact to go to college,
keep each other out of trouble and become doctors. After serving four weeks
in the juvenile home, he got his second chance. And he developed a stronger
commitment to turning his life around. He and his friends -- Rameck Hunt,
MD, and George Jenkins, DMD -- did indeed become doctors. Dr. Davis is an
emergency physician, Dr. Hunt is an internist and Dr. Jenkins is a dentist.
The three men still live in New Jersey. [...]

Read the entire article in American Medical News at AMEDNEWS.COM:

#85055 - 11/05/02 02:05 AM Re: Three Young Victims Turned Their Lives Around
The Dean Offline
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Registered: 07/15/02
Posts: 2080
Loc: Milwaukee, WI
This is a really inspiring story. I have printed it to put on my BB at the hs. Thanks for bringing this to our attention.


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