“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
A year ago, I was involved in a car accident on I-95 to New York. The car did not survive. Staring death in the face on a three-lane highway brought new perspectives to me—time is the most powerful currency life offers—and—I must apply my talents to this currency to better the world.
I am inspired still by how I entered the world. I was born in a village health center, with no physician, to a mother of advanced maternal age. The odds of my survival were low. It would be five years before I saw a television set and a decade and a half before I saw a computer. Nearly three decades after my birth, Dabala, my village, still has no resident physician.
But it produced one and with my business acumen, I will take health care to the farthest reaches of the world. The task may seem daunting; the charge, impossible. But conquer it I must. I, a mere village boy, who dreamt about a Harvard MD|MBA and achieved it. If that be my mountaintop, then, so help me God, it is time to fly. I will spread my wings and take to the sky with boldness, determination, maybe even fear, but always a daring to overcome.
This is the life I choose, the destiny I pursue.
To help the unfit and the fit.
To treat each according to his need.
I will not be a spectator.
Until each child has a shot at a long, healthy life—Impossible Is Nothing.
— Edo Bedzra
Each year we ask our classmates a straightforward, simple question taken from the lines of a poem by Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Mary Oliver.
We share with you intimate and candid responses to this question, "Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"
Concept and photography:
Tony Deifell, MBA '02
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