by Bernard Leo Remakus
(221 East Publishing)
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When Peter Kaminski was six-years old, his mother ran away from home with a prizefighter, leaving Peter and his father, an immigrant shoemaker, to fend for themselves. From that moment, Peter's life became an uphill battle.
Growing up in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Peter learned how to work hard and sacrifice at an early age. While his friends were playing little league baseball, taking music lessons, and swimming, Peter was busy working in his father's shoe repair shop.
When he became older, Peter's responsibilities in the shoe shop increased because of his father's poor health. Although he was athletic, energetic, and popular, Peter had to forego participation in high school sports, dating, and many other normal teenage activities because of his responsibilities at home and in his father's business.
From an early age, Peter dreamed of one day becoming a doctor. Intelligent, industrious, and motivated, he appeared to possess all the prerequisites the study of Medicine required.
Upon graduating from high school, Peter decided to attend nearby King's College so he could remain at home and continue to help his father. As America waged war in Vietnam and redefined itself through the turbulent 1960's, Peter quickly discovered that his uphill battle through life was to continue.
While in college, Peter learned that getting into medical school would require a near-perfect academic performance, something he was unable to achieve because of the time he spent working in his father's shoe shop instead of studying. He also learned about the favoritism given to the children of physicians, minority students, and politically-endorsed students by many medical school admissions committees.
Against overwhelming odds, Peter fought to make his dream of getting into medical school come true. Through his epic struggle, he relied on his father's confidence, the love of his college sweetheart, and his poetry, which allowed him to express his love, vent his frustrations, and keep alive the ...
Length: 541 Pages (4,933 KB)Lending: EnabledAdded: May 26th, 2020