Dr. Vincent DeGennaro Jr. '02 | Jan. 8, 2013 | Notre Dame Magazine
Different paths brought two patients to the same place, a shared space and time. One had a heart transplant at age 2 and had lived a relatively healthy childhood since. The other had been an IV drug user since she was 13 and was both mentally and physically addicted to the substances that destroyed her life with each injection. One was born with a physical issue, the other with a mental issue. Both are young, sick and my patients and, most important, both will be unable to afford the care that they need and, therefore, neither will get better.