My Father's Gift: How One Man's Purpose Became a Journey of Hope and Healing

My Father's Gift: How One Man's Purpose Became a Journey of Hope and Healing

by Sixtus Z. Atabong

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Overview

“Sixtus’s father had only one request of Sixtus—‘give back.’ And give back he did.” —Edward C. Benzel, MD, emeritus chairman of Neurosurgery, Cleveland Clinic


Born into a poor West African family in the disease-stricken town of Fontem, John N. Atabong embarked into the unknown in search of hope. He was eleven, but he triumphed against all odds to give his children the best care and education available. Eventually, he sacrificed his most valuable possession, his son Sixtus, sending him to study in the United States with nothing more than lessons learned from his days working the farms and his father’s basic biblical teachings. Sixtus Atabong's journey of temptations and challenges in the US gives rise to a mission: to give back. He uses his gift to extend God’s healing hands and unfailing love to the far corners of the earth through sustainable health care infrastructures. Fulfilling his father’s dream, Sixtus hopes that he too can leave the world a better place than he found it.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781633936768
Publisher: Koehler Books
Publication date: 08/24/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 312
File size: 16 MB
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About the Author

Sixtus Z. Atabong, PA-C, is a practicing neurosurgery Physician Assistant. He is also the President and Founder of Purpose Medical Mission, a nonprofit organization that focuses on developing sustainable healthcare infrastructures and services in developing countries. He is a recipient of numerous local and national awards for his leadership and humanitarian work around the world. Sixtus and his wife, Kyu Mee, have two young boys and live in Lubbock, Texas.

Table of Contents

Chapter One: The Caretaker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Chapter Two: The Birth Of A Son. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Chapter Three: Early Education. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Chapter Four: Coming To America. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

Chapter Five: First Year In America . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

Chapter Six: Welcome To Texas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77

Chapter Seven: Medical Training. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92

Chapter Eight: First Trip Back Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114

Chapter Nine: The Big Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128

Chapter Ten: Journey To Purpose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141

Chapter Eleven: The Healing Touch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154

Chapter Twelve: Purpose Medical Mission. . . . . . . . . . . . . 169

Chapter Thirteen: Purposeful Medicine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191

Chapter Fourteen: Purposeful Charity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198

Chapter Fifteen: Hope Versus Despair. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211

Chapter Sixteen: The American “Dream”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 229

Chapter Seventeen: Race Relations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 242

Chapter Eighteen: Parenting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 256

Chapter Nineteen: Family Legacy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271

Epilogue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 291

Acknowledgments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I met Sixtus through Dr. Richard George. I had no idea of how he came to be the man he is. This book showed me how much we take for granted and what can be accomplished by a man. His father was a remarkable man and a man of great faith. His son, Sixtus is the embodiment of his father’s dream. Do yourself a favor and read this book and share with your family and friends.