Expecting to treat some mildly ill children from the streets of Bolivia on a quick service trip, an idealistic young medical student gets more than he bargained for when he takes a year off from Harvard Medical School to work at an orphanage in La Paz. As he comes to know the children and sees how they live, Chi Huang is drawn deeper and deeper into their complex and desperate lives. The doctor soon realizes that to truly help these children, he will have to follow the example of Jesus: live among them, love them in spite of their brokenness, and cling to his faith in Gods goodness, even when it appears it is nowhere to be found. A true story that will inspire and challenge readers to greater faith and action.
Dr. Chi Huang earned an undergraduate degree in biology from Texas A&M University and graduated cum laude in 1998 from Harvard Medical School. He is an assistant professor in pediatrics, medical director of inpatient pediatrics, director of the pediatric global health initiative, and internal medicine hospitalist attending at Boston Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine. He has spent the last 15 years advocating for the lives of street children in developing countries; was influential in cofounding Casa Bernabe, a home for Bolivian street children, in 2001; and is the founder of Kaya Children International, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Dr. Huang has received numerous awards and recognition for his work. He and his wife, Kristin, have three daughters.