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Lisa’s new memoir, A Light in the Darkness: Transcending Chronic Illness through the Power of Art and Attitude, chronicles 10 years living with chronic illness while creating to healSunday, February 9th, 2020
Born into a poor West African family in the disease-stricken town of Fontem, John N. Atabong embarked into the unknown in search of hopeMonday, October 8th, 2018
Sixtus Z. Atabong
into a poor West African family in the disease-stricken town of
Fontem, John N. Atabong embarked into the unknown in search of
was eleven, but he triumphed against all odds to give his children
the best care and education available. Eventually, he sacrificed his
most valuable possession, his son Sixtus, sending him to study in the
United States with nothing more than lessons learned from his days
working the farms and his fatherâ€™s basic biblical teachings. Sixtus
Atabong’s journey of temptations and challenges in the US gives rise
to a mission: to give back. He uses his gift to extend Godâ€™s
healing hands and unfailing love to the far corners of the earth
through sustainable health care infrastructures. Fulfilling his
fatherâ€™s dream, Sixtus hopes that he too can leave the world a
better place than he found it.
Z. Atabong, PA-C, President and Founder of Purpose Medical Mission
(PMM) is a neurosurgery Physician Assistant. PMM is a nonprofit
organization focusing on developing sustainable healthcare
infrastructure and services in developing countries. It has helped
build clinics and hospitals in Cameroon, The Democratic Republic of
Congo, Nicaragua, and Guatemala. Sixtus believes in empowering
communities with the knowledge and tools to address the global threat
of health disparity and lack of basic education.
is the recipient of numerous local and national awards for his
leadership and humanitarian work, including the Texas Tech University
Health Sciences Center Hall of Fame Award and the American Red Cross
Humanitarian of Year Award. In 2013, he was awarded the PA Service to
the Underserved Award by the American Academy of Physician
was born and raised in a small farming village in Muyuka
Sub-division, Cameroon, West Africa. He migrated to the United States
in 1995 where he faced many challenges, but eventually obtained a
Bachelor of Science degree in Clinical Laboratory Sciences and a
Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies. He uses his life
experiences and voice to motivate individuals on attaining their
God-given purpose. He speaks on issues such as, living a purposeful
life, realizing your American dream, financial independence, and
goals in life have been achieved through faith and
self-determination. He enjoys traveling the world with his family and
learning about different cultures. He lives in Lubbock, Texas, with
his wife, Kyu Mee, and their two sons.
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joined the Air National Guard. To complete his training, he was sent toÂ venerable Chanute Air Force Base in the flats of Illinois to learn how to turn
wrenches on jet engines. It was a place brimming with history, a place he soonÂ grew to love.
Ren GarciaÂ is a Science Fiction/Fantasy author and Texas native who grew up in western Ohio. He has been writing since before he could write, often scribbling alien lingo on any available wall or floor with assorted crayons. He attended The Ohio State University and majored in English Literature. Ren has been an avid lover of anything surreal since childhood, he also has a passion for caving, urban archeology and architecture. His highly imaginative “League of Elder” book series is published by Loconeal Publishing
Top Ten List
10:Â Ren was once engaged to a woman 25 years his elder.
9:Â Â Â Ren visited New York City and admired the World Trade Center towers just a month or so before the tragedy of 9/11.
8:Â Â Â The FBI once put a gun in Ren’s face.
7:Â Â Â Bad hearts run in Ren’s family. He’s already outlived most of his paternal grandfathers, all of whom died in their 30’s.
6:Â Â Â Ren’s poor eyesight went undiagnosed until he was in the 3rd grade. Up until that point, he was considered “mentally challenged”.
5: Â Â Â Ren broke his neck playing volleyball in college.
4:Â Â Â Ren often sleeps on the floor, finding it more comfortable than the bed.
3:Â Â Â Ren was once held at gunpoint and frisked by the guards of the Prince of Saudi Arabia.
2:Â Â Â Ren was introduced to his wife via Match Makers International.
1:Â Â Â In a vast extended family of exclusively brown-eyed people, Ren somehow managed to get blue eyes.
Henry Montherlant (1895-1972) published his war memoir, Dirge for the Dead of Verdun, in 1924. A review for Readersfavorite.com
In this book the author bluntly portrays the post dramatic stress syndrome that in our day is frequently mentioned yet not fully understood by those who have never been in a battle or seen the horrors of war. Many of us donâ€™t know what post dramatic stress syndromeÂ was or how to help the soldiers to adapt to a civilian life after the war. Many who didnâ€™t go to war criticize the soldiers and even call them monsters, which I am sure feels like a stab in the back after the sacrifice they rendered on behalf of those who now were calling them names.
The book also goes about telling us the authorâ€™s feeling after (more…)