I'm a 70yo doctor from Iowa who hasn't taken a salary for 16 years in one of the poorest countries in the world. I have treated undocumented farm workers in California, was a rural doctor in Mozambique and even became a UN election monitor. I am a...
16 years ago I started a free clinic in Timor-Leste, patching up wounds caused by violent turmoil as this country gained its independence from Indonesia. The clinic (bairopiteclinic.org) now sees over 300 people per day as well as inpatients, counselling and a mobile clinic to go to remote areas. I haven't taken a salary the whole time and live off the generosity of the East Timorese. Before running the clinic I: * Won a basketball scholarship * Was very involved in in anti-Vietnam war movement in NYC * Treated undocumented farm workers with Cesar Chavez in California * Was a rural doctor in Mozambique * Worked in the U S including a new methadone clinic for heroin addicts, family practice , and team physician for a local university * Was a UN election monitor * Self-published my own autobiography called Breakaway. AND Did I mention I really love basketball? Ask me anything!
EDIT Hi Everyone, I have to pop off to a fundraising meeting for a few hours now. Thanks so much for all your questions. I will try to keep answering when I get back. I'll try to get to all of them.
EDIT: I am back and answering more questions
For those asking, we have various options to donate here, we do a lot with your money: http://bairopiteclinic.org/donate or www.bairopiteclinic.org/guardians-international/ for a monthly donation. 2 bucks is nothing right? (
OK so our site is being hugged to death, direct link for US/Hong Kong one time donations is here http://give2asia.org/medicalfund-timorleste#more-16445 and for Australia its here https://app.etapestry.com/bbphosted/AustralianFoundationforthe/BairoPiteClinic.html. Thank you so much for your support so far!!
You can also buy my self published book about my life leading up to starting the clinic here http://www.amazon.com/Breakaway-Autobiography-Dan-Murphy-ebook/dp/B00V3R3ZUG/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1437520012&sr=1-1&keywords=breakaway+dan+murphy
All proceeds from the book go directly to the clinic.
EDIT: Given our site is getting hugged to death, here is a link to a Vimeo version of a television program about the clinic. https://vimeo.com/105930484
you can also find us on Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/bairopiteclinic
UPDATE: Thanks so much for all your questions. I have other things I need to do today, so perhaps if there were any burning questions that I didn't get to I will try and answer some later.
Update from our Web Guy - Looks like we managed to escape from the clutches of the Reddit hug of death. Big thanks to our web host Crucial.com.au and some Redditors who stepped in to help.