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Another Doctor in the Family

Basil Waine Kong, Ph.D., JD

What is the difference between a barefoot boy from Woodlands District, St. Elizabeth, and a doctor? The answer: One generation!

We celebrate every day but we are as high as a kite today. We took our youngest son to a wonderful restaurant (“Nan’s” in Atlanta)last night, big him up, prayed, clicked our wine glasses and the three of us held hands and cried tears of happiness. We just learned that Aleron passed his final major examination (Boards, Part 11) and will be graduating from The Morehouse School of Medicine in May. Allah and all the Saints be praised: nothing but net; a hole in one; a ten!

Congratulations Son and much respect. You have done it!

Aleron is a healthy, handsome, talented Alpha Man with the most amazing personality. In other words, “He is young, gifted and Black! And that’s a fact!” Can you tell how much we love him?

We are blessed with four phenomenal children who are not only healthy and happy but who all celebrated great milestones and accomplishments, have wonderful families and careers as well as gifted us with five and a half beautiful grand children. How is that for a blessing? They all join us in this moment of joy and thanksgiving. Impossible dreams come true when God and a loving dedicated wife reside at your side. I am fulfilled.

Bullet Columnist Basil Waine Kong has written several pieces for this journal and especially likes to expound on his favorite subject: his beloved Jamaica. He is a former Atlien (resident of Atlanta GA), and was the CEO of the Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC) for 22 years before his retirement in 2008 to return to Jamaica. This article is reprinted with his permission from his blogsite; Coming in From the Cold… Bob Marley

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