By Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, Mim Eichler Rivas
At the present time he's referred to as Dr. Q, an across the world popular neurosurgeon and neuroscientist who leads state of the art examine to healing mind melanoma. yet lately, he was once Freddy, a nineteen-year-old undocumented migrant employee toiling within the tomato fields of imperative California. during this gripping memoir, Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa tells his extraordinary lifestyles story—from his impoverished youth within the tiny village of Palaco, Mexico, to his harrowing border crossing and his transformation from unlawful immigrant to American citizen and proficient scholar on the college of California at Berkeley and at Harvard clinical college. choked with experience and adversity—including a number of terrifying brushes with death—Becoming Dr. Q is a testomony to patience, labor, the ability of desire and mind's eye, and the pursuit of excellence. It’s additionally a narrative in regards to the significance of family members, of mentors, and of giving humans an opportunity.
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Becoming Dr. Q: My Journey from Migrant Farm Worker to Brain Surgeon by Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, Mim Eichler Rivas