What do you do when it seems as if the whole world is against you? If
you're Garth Vaz, you just keep on fighting for your dreams. The Doctor
He Begged To Be unveils the inspiring true story of a dyslexic man who
goes through fire to reach his childhood goal of becoming a physician.
This motivational tale portrays a man who, against great odds, never
gives up, never gives in, and ultimately succeeds.
The pages of Vaz's engaging narrative draw you into Garth's life as
he grows up in the tropical paradise of Jamaica, where life is never
easy but is always good. Journey with him through a childhood filled
with adventures and escapades, as well as the day-to-day struggles of
school, family life, poverty and dyslexia. Meet Garth's loved ones-a
mother who is nothing but encouraging and a brother who won't allow him
to fail. Confront the people who always seem to be against him-a father
who is selfish and hateful, a wife who doesn't believe he can succeed,
and a community of doctors who label him "stupid." Follow
Garth as he surpasses these barriers in his fight for higher education,
and bask along with him in his final triumph.
The story of Garth Vaz is not just the story of one individual. It is
the story of a whole community which is often misunderstood and treated
unfairly. It is a sensitive portrayal of a dyslexic and dyslexia and
includes useful information on this impairment, as well as on the Orton
In its tremendous display of fortitude and perseverance, The Doctor
He Begged To Be is a story for everyone who thought they'd never make
by A. McDonald Vaz
Although a lifetime of thought went into the writing of this book, A.
McDonald Vaz may be considered the most unlikely of authors. Born and
raised in Westmoreland, Jamaica, he attended the public schools of the
area up to the eighth grade. From there he went on to attend West Indies
College, a private church-run liberal arts institution in Mandeville,
Jamaica, where he completed high school and junior college. Vaz received
a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Oakwood College in Alabama after
he himself struggled with dyslexia.
An amateur physicist, engineer psychologist, and humanist Philosopher
he could best be described as an undisciplined genius. Vaz currently
lives in Florida with his four sons.
The Doctor He Begged To Be is his first published work.