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Three Young Men Make a Promise & Fulfill a Dream

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Chosen by "Essence" to be among the forty most influential African Americans, the three doctors grew up in the streets of Newark, facing city life's temptations, pitfalls, even jail. But one day these three young men made a pact. They promised each other they would all become doctors, and stick it out together through the long, difficult journey to attaining that dream. Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, and Rameck Hunt are not only friends to this day--they are all doctors.This is a story about the power of friendship. Of joining forces and beating the odds. A story about changing your life, and the lives of those you love most...together.
This one was worth putting on my keeper shelf just for the bare fact of these three men coming out of an ordinary inner city environ, bonding together (forming the pact), completing college, and moving on to become doctors. A rare happening indeed... which is not to say many don't go on and complete college and move into impressive careers, but this is the first story that I've read where three brothas' formed a pact (supporting each other through girlfriend, family, and other daily interferences) to do so.