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Paul Farmer was born in 1959 and raised in a middle class American household. His father was a hard worker and loved Paul but wasn't the type to proclaim his feelings. Paul's mother stayed home when their children were young and eventually went back to school to earn her bachelor's degree. Paul and his siblings (there were a total of six children) were raised in Massachusetts, Alabama, and Florida in what ranged from a traditional home to a bus and, at one point, a boat. The Farmer family wasn't poor in a third world sense, but money was definitely tight. Paul and his father occasionally picked citrus to earn money. The worked side by side with Haitian migrant workers. Life was an adventure. Paul graduated from high school and attended Duke University on a full scholarship. He volunteered in Haiti at various clinics and set his...

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