If you saw the recent Vlog (previous post) – this is an extension of my first meeting with the awesome Doctor:
May 4th 2010
I just met the most incredible woman last night on the late night ferry back to the island.
She’s a doctor who has committed her life to Mother and Child health. She’s lived the last 30 years in 25 countries, through conflict, through fear, through inaction by government and ngo’s alike (not surprising, but still so sad). She’s helped to create programming that has been implemented and bravely tells the stories of women and children, families and communities who so desperately need a voice in Canada and around the world.
She has been using her knowledge to physically reach out and meet the people who require her KNOWLEDGE EYE TO EYE.
More importantly she wants urgently for her knowledge to be transferred to as many people as possible. Not in a top down, Western feminist ‘I know what’s best for the world’ kind of way – No, she wants her knowledge to help bridge the gaps between traditional and institutional medicine.
Her devotion to her work, and her understanding of the need, the responsibility for great thinkers to also be great leaders of actions was so INCREDIBLY INSPIRING.
She has graciously allowed me to read the manuscript of her upcoming publication (prior to going to print).
I’ll be having dinner with the Doctor on Tuesday evening to discuss the manuscript and life in general! I would love to introduce you to her. I’ll keep you posted – this is going to be something amazing.