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Published By: Hachette Australia
 
Published: 11-Jan-2018
Format: Hardback, 336 pages,
ISBN: 9781455553198
Stock Code: 5553198
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When Sarah applied to the Yale physicians assistant program and the admissions panel asked why they should admit her, she replied, Because I'm going to change the world some day. After more than a decade of practicing medicine and encountering the medical world herself as a cancer patient, she still wanted to change the world through medicine. She optimistically raised funds to serve without pay in a mission hospital in one of the world's poorest countries, only to struggle daily with death and shocking diseases, many of which had simple, but unavailable cures. And, in a harrowing bout with malaria, she nearly succumbed herself. As she explores both her motivation and the mission, she ponders how to make the world well.When Sarah applied to the Yale physicians assistant program and the admissions panel asked why they should admit her, she replied, Because I'm going to change the world some day. After more than a decade of practicing medicine and encountering the medical world herself as a cancer patient, she still wanted to change the world through medicine. She optimistically raised funds to serve without pay in a mission hospital in one of the world's poorest countries, only to struggle daily with death and shocking diseases, many of which had simple, but unavailable cures. And, in a harrowing bout with malaria, she nearly succumbed herself. As she explores both her motivation and the mission, she ponders how to make the world well.
Sarah Thebarge is a speaker and author who earned a master's degree in Medical Science from Yale. She was earning a master's in Journalism at Columbia University when she was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 27. After leaving everything behind with nothing but two suitcases to her name, she encountered a Somali refugee family on a train in Portland. Sarah developed a relationship with them, and over the next few months, while she taught the single Somali mom and her five daughters how to live in America, they taught her how to love and be loved again. Her memoir of that experience, The Invisible Girls, was named a World Magazine 2013 Notable Book.

Sarah has practiced medicine internationally, spending three months at a hospital in Togo, West Africa, and one month in rural western Kenya, where she started a clinic for children who have lost their parents to AIDS.

In addition to speaking to large assemblies, Sarah lectures on university campuses on the topics of International Aid, Health Communications and Public Health. She also leads a memoir-writing workshop, The Healing Power Of Your Story, for groups of all ages.

Sarah is a spokesperson for Vanity Fair Lingerie's Women Who Do campaign, which features women who are making a positive difference in their communities. She is also a spokesperson for Compassion International.

She currently lives and practices medicine in San Francisco.
 
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