Bending the Arc

Bending the arc.

It is a dreary day today in Seattle.  It’s great day to snuggle on the couch and watch an inspiring movie. 

Bending The Arc
Movie poster

What movie you ask? Bending the Arc!

The movie tells the story of Partners In Health, where I’ve worked for a total of about 6 years. It is an inspiring story, about how a bunch of ordinary people can make an extraordinary difference in global health. For me, it feels a bit like watching a family movie. I spot friends and coworkers and memorable spots I’ve worked. 

Give a watch… and watch through the credits for one of the sweetest moments of the film.

Read more about my work with PIH here!

Decades before they launched the first statewide contact tracing program to fight COVID-19 in the United States.  In addition, long before they helped battle Ebola in West Africa, three young people barely out of their teens began a movement that would change global health forever. 

Before, Not long ago, the public health establishment declared it was impossible to treat poor people suffering from certain deadly diseases. In the 1980s, a fledgling group of unstoppable health advocates set out to change that. HJowever, Their revolutionary model of training community members as health workers and treating all people with world-class medicine, has forever changed public health.

Moreso, The story of Harvard medical student Paul Farmer, idealistic physician Jim Yong Kim, activist Ophelia Dahl, and the international movement at the center of some of the world’s most pressing humanitarian crises.