By Ian Cull. Published Monday, June 20th, 2011 Spending a day of summer vacation doing yard work for a complete stranger is not most teenagers idea of fun, but a small group of teens in Yakima did just that Monday. If you’ve ever been in charge of clearing a patch of ivy, you know it Read more about Teens Pull Weeds to Raise Money for Children’s Village[…]
Youth volunteers discuss working with children at Children’s Village in Yakima. Listen using Media Player
Halfway through my college education, I realized that chemistry was not the field that I would pursue. I decided to make medicine my life. As an orthopedic surgeon (I almost chose the path of pediatric orthopedics), my career allowed me to work with the parts of the human system designed to facilitate movement. When I joined the Memorial Foundation Board, I wanted to achieve the same support toward motion in our community.
I grew up with the usual dreams – a pony, popularity, getting into the right college and then a fairy tale wedding.
These dreams changed at some point between delivering my baby and completing his first health evaluation. I loved my baby, but there were problems. Breathing, hearing, spine it all jumbled together and seemed like more than I could handle.
I got my first job at 16 as a carpenter’s apprentice. I pursued my goal of becoming a project manager and there are buildings throughout the Valley that I’ve had a hand in creating.
There was one job that I’ll never forget. […]