The dynamic team of Action 4 Words.
Enjoy getting to know them!
Hello!I’m Feven Getaneh. I am a 22-year-old medical student at Duke Medical School. I was born and raised in Ethiopia! so this organization is very dear to me. After I read 'This is a Soul' ,a book about Dr.Rick Hodes, I realized that he is the type of doctor I will strive to be; a doctor who is highly capable and could work anywhere but one who chooses to live modestly and serve the less fortunate. I've come to see that it is so easy in the field of medicine to get wrapped up in learning the new technologies and making the most money. I am choosing to take a stance as a student of medicine to be more connected with people in need and be part of the solution and fight the underlying causes of diseases and not just treat the results of those plights. Action 4 Words is going to grow and encompass aspects of not just primary education but also primary healthcare, and I cannot wait to be a part of that. I am so excited for the day that I am able to help extend a person’s life. As I train towards that goal, Action4Words allows me to help better a person’s life from right here and right now!
A quote I stand by: “By far the most dangerous foe we have to fight is apathy - indifference from whatever cause, not from a
lack of knowledge, but from carelessness, from absorption in other pursuits, and from a contempt bred of self satisfaction”---William Osler
Hi everyone! My name is Terri Fleming and I am so happy to be a part of this team! I am a Nurse at Vanderbilt University Hospital.. I love to sing classical music; hence one of my life’s goals is to integrate my love for music and science. I am currently working on research in health disparities and Action 4 Words interests me so much because it points to a structural issue that must be addressed. Education is essential and can be seen as a foundation for success! I am thrilled to be working with such a dynamic group of people! I know that through our different areas of interest we can all collaborate and address our projects holistically. My favorite word these days is holistic and it stems from my strong belief that if more problems were collaborative and addressed from a holistic standpoint, whether it be medical care or social change, more issues would be solved. Action 4 words will allow all of us to finally apply the knowledge that we have been occurring over the years and really make an impact in someone’s life. I am not sure where my future will take me, but I know it will involve some combination of nursing and public health.
My life’s motto is “Treat the patient, not the disease.” We must look at issues deeper than what is on the surface and realize that there are always
many underlying influences. I can’t wait to see the endless possibilities of Action 4 Words!
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Hi! I'm Nafekot Tadesse,sister of Yemi. I am 13 years old,but i want to help with Action 4 Words as much as I can. I think this organziationis a great way to help kids in Ethiopia that don't get the same school experiences as us. Every child deserves to get a good education and I'm hoping Action 4 Words will help us accomplish just that. I also want to be involved in Action 4 Words events in anyway possible. In 5 years, Action 4 Words will probably be known all around the city. I hope we will be helping more than just Ethiopian Schools. I'm so glad to be an Actor and I'm very proud of my sister.
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Hello! My name is Yemesrach Tadesse. Most people call me either Yemi or Miser.
I am a senior at Emory University and currently pursuing a degree in Economics as well as a degree in Anthropology. I am an avid fan of music and am often seen around campus blasting my music from my big red headphones! Besides music my interests lie with anything having to do with love and happiness, international trade and development, global health, solar panels, coffee and tea, film, and the people of the world (involving travel and photography!). In a sense, I don’t really know what I want to be when I grow up. What I do know is that I want to dedicate my life to helping people reach their highest potential, and consequently helping societies and nations become better off. I believe in the need for everyone to be provided with equal opportunities in health and education that will allow them follow their dreams and be happy! It breaks my heart to go out to rural areas and see kids that have so much to offer this world be hindered by economic situations and infrustructual problems. I am thrilled that Action 4 Words has amazing, diverse, and dedicated students who want to do rather than talk. I can't wait for all that is ahead of us. There is much to be done and we shall act on it.
This is a quote that I refer to often when trying to explain why the interdisciplinary approach is the way to go if we want to alleviate the problems of the world. "Anthropology concerns itself less with measurement than with with meaning. As in mastering a language one had to learn not just the literal meanings of words but also their connotations, and to grasp those one had to know the politics and economic systems and histories of the place, only then can you really understand an event like the mango ladies death." –Paul Farmer.