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Oct 13, 2021

We’re talking about Books That Make You Go From Being Barefoot to a Benefactor

Tales of people who go above and beyond to make sacrifices for others are among the most compelling. Particularly when the person helping is facing their own adversity…such as anti-immigrant sentiments, or lack of cultural understanding.

Despite the odds, Dr. Lenny Peters, our guest today, went from being barefoot to benefactor, and his new memoir delivers his gripping story.

Today, Dr. Peters is renowned in North Carolina as the founder of a revolutionary medical network, an innovative research facility, a bank for the under-served, and a world-class charity foundation, and his practice as an accomplished physician. Most would be surprised to discover his humble roots in the small village of Kerala, India, and his tumultuous journey to achieve his ambitions, and to gain acceptance here as an immigrant of color. His memoir is called Barefoot to Benefactor: My Life Story of Faith and Courage

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