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Becoming Dr. Q: My Journey from Migrant Farm Worker to Brain Surgeon
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Today he is known as Dr. Q, an internationally renowned neurosurgeon and neuroscientist who leads cutting-edge research to cure brain cancer. But not too long ago, he was Freddy, a nineteen-year-old undocumented migrant worker toiling in the tomato fields of central California. In this gripping memoir, Alfredo Qui��ones-Hinojosa tells his amazing life story—from his impoverished childhood in the tiny village of Palaco, Mexico, to his harrowing border crossing and his transformation from illegal immigrant to American citizen and gifted student at the University of California at Berkeley and at Harvard Medical School. Packed with adventure and adversity—including a few terrifying brushes with death—Becoming Dr. Q is a testament to persistence, hard work, the power of hope and imagination, and the pursuit of excellence. It's also a story about the importance of family, of mentors, and of giving people a chance.
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Prologue: Seeking Terra Firma
PART I. Stargazing
1. Starry Nights
2. Faraway
3. The Kaliman Maneuver
4. Lessons from the Fields
PART II. Harvesting
5. Courting Destiny
6. Green Eyes
7. From Harvest to Harvard
8. In the Land of Giants
9. Question the Rules and When Possible Make Your Own
10. Brainstorm
PART III. Becoming Dr. Q
11. Hopkins
12. Gray Matter
13. Seeing the Light
14. Finding the Steel in Your Soul
Epilogue: When the Sun Comes Up
Acknowledgments
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