Chapter 5: He Could Not Read a Note
It was a perfect match—Bocelli with a physical challenge to a vital organ, and Corelli with a disabling mental challenge. They were brought together by an instrument they both played by ear—their voice. Neither could read a note.
Chapter 7: The Leper on the Bus
The chief resident told us the man had emigrated from the Ukraine to São Paolo, Brazil, where he plied his trade as a cobbler for 15 years. Each day during that period, he took the same bus route to and from the inner city—accompanied by lepers who were being treated as outpatients in São Paolo’s leprosarium. He eventually immigrated to Seattle, where he was employed in a downtown shoe-repair shop.
Chapter 14: Jehovah’s Witnesses
The father spoke softly but with conviction. My first reaction was that he was unusually articulate for a man identified as a strawberry farmer. He proceeded to explain, “I and my family are Jehovah’s Witnesses. I am the head of my household and am responsible for the spiritual, financial and moral support of my family. I have raised my children to be Jehovah’s Witnesses. My understanding of the Bible, which guides my life, tells me that we must not take blood into our body. For this reason, I cannot and will not accept a blood transfusion for my son. I realize that he is in grave danger of death. But to violate my religious beliefs by allowing you to transfuse my son with blood would offend my God, Jehovah, at a time when I need Him most.”