“There’s No Heartbeat” By Farah Karipineni

Dr Farah Karipineni is an academic endocrine and general surgeon in Central Valley California “There’s no heartbeat.” Three words no one ever wants to hear. Three words no one ever wants to deliver. And yet, as a community of physicians, we deliver those crushing words on a daily basis. None of us would ever take … Continue reading “There’s No Heartbeat” By Farah Karipineni

This Story took my breath away….

TEXT EXCERPT - "LETTING STORIES BREATH" -by Arthur Frank Fifteen years ago I became caught up in a story that I have told on numerous public occasions, sometime reading it, sometimes telling it from memory. This story is by the South American writer Eduardo Galeano, and it is titled “Christmas Eve.” Fernando Silva ran the children’s … Continue reading This Story took my breath away….

A Surgeon Mom’s Call For Action Against Gun Violence, By Dr. Farah Karipineni MD

http://www.educaterefugees.org @FKaripineni Like many of us, I have been struggling to reconcile my love for everything good about this country with the senseless gun violence that terrorizes us today. In the wake of each shooting, I vow to do more—to speak up as a surgeon, as a former victim of gun violence, and simply as … Continue reading A Surgeon Mom’s Call For Action Against Gun Violence, By Dr. Farah Karipineni MD