Ask Me Why I Hurt: The Kids Nobody Wants and the Doctor Who by Randy Christensen

By Randy Christensen

The unforgettable inspiring memoir of 1 amazing healthcare professional who's saving lives in a so much unconventional method Ask Me Why I Hurt is the touching and revealing first-person account of the impressive paintings of Dr. Randy Christensen. knowledgeable as a pediatrician, he works now not in a standard sanatorium surroundings yet, relatively, in a 38-foot Winnebago that has been refitted as a doctor's workplace on wheels. His sufferers are the city's homeless kids and kids.

In the shadow of 1 prosperous American urban, Dr. Christensen has committed his existence to taking care of society's throwaway kids--the often-abused, unloved childrens who continue to exist the streets with no entry to right healthiness care, the entire whereas heading off consistent threats from thugs, gangs, pimps, and different predators. With the Winnebago as his transportable scientific heart, Christensen and his group go back and forth round the outskirts of Phoenix, getting to the kids and teenagers who desire him such a lot.

With tenderness and humor, Dr. Christensen chronicles every thing from the struggles of the van's early beginnings, to the help procedure it turned for the children, and the final word reputation it has completed through the years. together with his large specialist demanding situations, he additionally describes the rigors and joys he faces whereas elevating a turning out to be relatives together with his spouse Amy. through turns poignant, heartbreaking, and fascinating, Dr. Christensen's tale is a gripping and wealthy memoir of his paintings and relatives, a kind of infrequent books that remains with you lengthy after you've grew to become the final page.

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