Ask Me Why I Hurt: The Kids Nobody Wants and the Doctor Who by Randy Christensen

By Randy Christensen

The unforgettable inspiring memoir of 1 notable medical professional who's saving lives in a so much unconventional manner Ask Me Why I Hurt is the touching and revealing first-person account of the impressive paintings of Dr. Randy Christensen. proficient as a pediatrician, he works now not in a regular health center environment yet, particularly, in a 38-foot Winnebago that has been refitted as a doctor's place of work on wheels. His sufferers are the city's homeless children and kids.

In the shadow of 1 prosperous American urban, Dr. Christensen has devoted his lifestyles to taking good care of society's throwaway kids--the often-abused, unloved little ones who survive the streets with no entry to right well-being care, all of the whereas warding off consistent threats from thugs, gangs, pimps, and different predators. With the Winnebago as his portable scientific middle, Christensen and his staff commute round the outskirts of Phoenix, getting to the kids and teenagers who want him so much.

With tenderness and humor, Dr. Christensen chronicles every thing from the struggles of the van's early beginnings, to the help approach it grew to become for the youngsters, and the last word acceptance it has completed through the years. with his vast expert demanding situations, he additionally describes the pains and joys he faces whereas elevating a transforming into relations together with his spouse Amy. via turns poignant, heartbreaking, and fascinating, Dr. Christensen's tale is a gripping and wealthy memoir of his paintings and relations, a kind of infrequent books that remains with you lengthy after you've grew to become the final page.

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Moreover, the increased use of ethnic quotas following the 2002 constitutional reform, along with the continued proliferation of ethnic statistics and maps by the organizations in charge of the return process, show how the very notion of ‘undoing ethnic cleansing’ risks trapping the Bosnian population within the ethno-national categories these very organizations purport to reject (Jansen 2005). At the same time, other changes and continuities have gone largely unnoticed or are still subordinated to a normative reading of the war and its aftermath.

This ‘ethnic bias’ is obvious in the work of authors who favour partition scenarios and therefore tend to emphasize ethnic conflicts. In a more indirect and unexpected way, though, this has also been present among the advocates of a unified Bosnia. Not only do some of them give in to interpretations of the war in terms of collective guilt, but they also tend to reduce its impact to the spatial separation of ethno-national groups, a process they argue that the marginalization of nationalist elites and the revision of Dayton would be sufficient to ‘undo’.

Several chapters show how ‘locals’ in turn perceive, react to and influence the activities and discourses of international actors, be it at the political level (esp. Grandits, Duijzings, Delpla, Helms) or in everyday life (esp. Jašareviü, Armakolas, Jansen).

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