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by Shariq Khan, MS IV

Still a newly minted third year med student, I was mentally rehearsing the next encounter with a patient outside their room. She was a ninety-something year old black woman there for rehabilitation after a recent stroke. Visions paraded past my eyes about how much she’d seen with her own: the end of the second world war, the civil rights movement, the digital age, all the while with the contractures she’d developed from being wheelchair-bound since childhood. I imagined myself in her shoes: never having played soccer, never skipping down the street, discrimination, excluded from society…

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