This was the tough little girl who grabbed the nurse's finger when she was born, beat up boys if they bothered her, fearless swimmer still in diapers, fishing at four, sax player in a ska band as well as marching & symphonic band, you name it. Now she has begun her third year at Georgetown Medical School, beginning short round periods at different venues in D.C.
When I visited her this spring I made her and her sister wait while I photographed some flowers, what else, and I also caught her giving what we lovingly describe as the 'look of death.'
But she hasn't been afraid to lift a shovel, gather food before dawn at the restaurant markets for the poor in Chicago, give back generously and have a great time doing it. Her life has been a series of minor set backs--including open heart surgery at 24 to repair a defective valve--but she continues to have an innate resilience and strength. Doubtless, she's been hard to keep up with but she never forgets those she loves. I think she will make a great doctor--soon!
Recently a young mother asked for advice. What, she wanted to know, was she to do with a 7-year-old who was obstreperous, outspoken, and inconveniently willful? "Keep her," I replied.... The suffragettes refused to be polite in demanding what they wanted or grateful for getting what they deserved. Works for me.
Visit Round 3 of ABC Wednesday hosted by Mrs Nesbitt where you'll see more wonderful E photographs.