Growing up in Lebanon, I was envious of this one guy that was 2 years older than me and who was good at everything. He was good in class, good at sports, popular with the girls, well-mannered and kind to everyone. He was also unbeaten at chess. A not-so-known-but-decent player myself… Continue reading.
I was working in the ER one evening when one of the housekeepers asked if I would be around for a little while. She came back with a present. She had been back home to Jamaica and brought me back a bottle of rum. I was totally surprised. I knew her casually…. Continue reading.
One afternoon on the bus, I bumped into the mother of a patient from the clinic where I supervise 4th year students. Their family recently immigrated from Korea and her 5 year old daughter doesn’t have medicare coverage yet, so they found their way to the McGill Paediatric Clinic at the MCH, which provides free care for refugees and recent immigrant children. Continue reading.