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62 of 72 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Aha! You have to listen to messages from angels!, July 2, 2005
This review is from: Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World (Paperback)
Butler University in Indiana has required that all their incoming freshmen read MBM prior to orientation. Bravo! My high school French students sponsor a child in Haiti through Compassion International and we are reading it to gain insights into the culture there. But it has done more than that. It makes you THINK differently about how we view other people. Paul Farmer's aim is not just to educate, but to TRANSFORM. MBM is a "can't-put-it-down" incredible book. Tracey Kidder, the author, says, "The world is full of miserable places. One way of living comfortably is not to think about them, or when you do, to send money." Well, he sweated up and down the mountains trailing Paul Farmer to get this real and phenomenal story.

The mortality rate for children in Haiti is abominable. I think only 50% of the children reach their 5th birthday. Oprah and Mel Gibson should turn this story into a movie and broadcast it to the world....how a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Comma.
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Initial post: Mar 21, 2011 10:53:50 PM PDT
It is important not to exaggerate the facts or cite facts incorrectly.

Posted on Mar 21, 2011 10:55:17 PM PDT
It is important not to exaggerate the facts or cite facts incorrectly. The 50% infant mortality is grossly incorrect. The overall child mortality rate is "down" to under 100 per thousand. That is still extraordinarily high.
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