23. The Unforgiving Tides (Ross Pennie)

9637910After meeting author, Ross Pennie (see Up in Smoke entry), I was very curious to read his memoir describing his time spent in Papua New Guinea following his graduation from medical school.  From the time that he arrived he was immersed in the medical clinic, dealt with life threatening emergencies, solved medical mysteries, tried to prevent sad deaths and participated in the miracle of bringing lives into the world   He volunteered for two years, working alongside a team of nuns and volunteers.

The book was a reminder of how lucky we are to be Canadians and to appreciate volunteers who make a difference in this world.  It is essential to read the epilogue, which was written by Pennie’s young son and ties the entire book together.  It certainly left me reflecting…

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