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On The Border Of A Dream: One Mexican Boy's Journey Of Becoming An American Surgeon

On The Border Of A Dream: One Mexican Boy's Journey Of Becoming An American Surgeon

by Edgar H Hernandez




"On the Border of a Dream" is an eye-opening and uplifting memoir that tells the true story of a boy from rural Mexico who, at a young age, sets his mind to becoming a pioneering surgeon in the USA. The memoir follows Edgar Hernandez, first with his tight-knit family as an adolescent in Mexico and then as he journeys to the USA to pursue his dream.

In today's hotly contested political environment this book is poignant and pertinent as it offers a different view of the immigration debate. This book is written through the eyes of an "innocent child" which is a group we forget about when we choose to close our borders. It's descriptive writing makes the reader feel the tension that young Edgar endured as a child being chased by La Migra while illegally in the U.S. and mesmerizes the reader keeping you engaged and eager to understand why at age 10 he went back to Mexico and returned to the US legally a second time at age 11 because even at a young age he wanted to become an American Citizen the legal way.

The author captures the universal experience of every migrant establishing to the reader that hope is not easily extinguishable and that with unrelenting perseverance one can overcome tremendous odds. "On the Border of a Dream" is a true testament to the goodness of humanity and the integrity of immigrants who seek lives in the USA, not simply to better themselves but to better the American communities that they join as well.

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ISBN-13: 9780998921501
Publisher: Book Chix
Publication date: 05/22/2017
Pages: 276
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Edgar H Hernandez, MD, MS, FACS. For over 20 years Dr Hernandez has practiced general surgery. In the last ten years Dr. Hernandez has dedicated himself to the field of breast surgery.
He is a diplomat of the American Board of Surgery, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a practicing oncoplastic breast surgeon. Over the course of his career, Dr Hernandez has worked with charitable groups and various foundations.

Dr Hernandez was named "Man of the Year" a humanitarian distinction, by Fresh Start Women's Foundation of Arizona for his treatment of uninsured women. The Desert Cancer Foundation of Arizona also honored Dr. Hernandez with a humanitarian award.
Dr Hernandez graduated from Arizona State University with a dual Bachelor & Masters Degree and received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Utah College of Medicine.

In addition to being a proud husband and father, he is now a happy grandfather to six granddaughters. For more information about Dr Hernandez, please visit

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