I wrote Destiny in the Wind between the years 1995 and 2020 while I was working as a physician at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas. I was participating in worldwide medical missions and on a personal level, working on my spiritual healing and growth. During those years, I stopped writing several times, overwhelmed by the painful memories. This memoir is based on true events. I hope that my story may inspire some people who may be experiencing difficulties in life not to give up.The memoir describes my life experience and features the most significant people to me: the multiple emotional losses from my childhood; my father as a baby; my dear aunt, whom I love like a mother; when I was at the age of four; my stepfather, who was the only father I remember; when I was at the age of nine; and more. Most notable is from when I was at the age of fourteen, when I experienced a life-changing event after a plane crash, where I lost all the rest of my family. I was left in the hands of a stranger who took my innocence, my childhood, and my inheritance, and because of whom I had mothered a child at the age of sixteen.The book describes all the events that crushed my life and the way in which I rose from my tragedies, developing an unabated strength that took me to success. From finishing high school, to studying medicine, and graduating as a physician in 1980. I later migrated to the United States, where I specialized in internal medicine and got a master's degree in public health. The book describes my experiences and uses as background my country of origin, Colombia: The culture, folklore, stories of life, passion, and emotions, are all intertwined with my life events.The memoir discloses the evolution of a woman from being a lonely child full of fears into a woman of remarkable strength and indestructible character. It describes her ups and downs, as well as her strengths and weaknesses. It tells her story starting from the lowest point of her life to the highest as she attained her spirituality, great compassion, and undoubtable happiness.
Dr. Amparo Bernal | 9781638858317 | SEL021000