“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