“Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.”
…“If you’re in it for the money, you’re not going to make it because it’s a huge time commitment,” he said. “It’s up in the air how much money doctors are going to make. Will they still make six figures? Yes. Will they make half a million like some specialists? Probably not.”
He was tentative about his medical ambitions until a trip to India last summer, in which he saved someone’s life with CPR and witnessed another die in his arms…
…But, he said, many people think AIDS cases are concentrated in New York and California and don’t realize the number of people in Georgia who suffer from the devastating illness. A major goal of AWRA is to raise awareness.
“Forty percent of the AIDS need in the U.S. is in the South,” he said. “But only 10 percent of funding goes to the South…”
…In the final moments, his voice rose to a thunderous crescendo, “If this class is about nothing else, it is about speaking truth to power. Whatever field you are in, you must stand up for the facts. You must let the truth be heard.”