...The Pact By Drs. Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, and Rameck Hunt With Lisa Frazier Page A Book Report by Lacey Stearman With the support from family and friends, the impossible is possible. Several feel like they are in a world by themselves, often discouraged and on the verge of giving up. Influenced by the wrong crowd or the environment surrounding you can also have an impact as well. Others can follow the right path, some may get lost. There are helping hands everywhere, the decision is whether accept it or not. Reading The Pact by Drs. Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, and Rameck Hunt with Lisa Frazier Page, I’ve learned that anything you put your mind too you well succeed, with the help from family, friends, and even professional guidance will be the reassurance that builds your confidence. George was one of the three young men talked about in the book. He spent fives years living in the Stella Wright Housing Projects with his mother Ella Jenkins Mack and his older brother Garland, for families with low-income. He said, “Our building was a graffiti-covered, thirteen-story high-rise with elevators that smelled like urine and sometimes didn’t work.” George had become responsible at a young age since his mother worked all the time; he stayed out of trouble, was very smart in school, participated in school events and surrounded himself with positive people. Sam another young man talked about in the book was raised by his...
They grew up on the streets of Newark, facing city life’s temptations, pitfalls, even jail. But one day these three young men made a pact. They promised each other they would all become doctors, and stick it out together through the long, difficult journey to attain that dream. Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, and Rameck Hung are not only friends to this day—they are all doctors.
This is a story about the power of friendship. Of joining forces and beating the odds. A story about changing your life, and the lives of those you love most…together.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, and Rameck Hunt grew up in broken homes in Newark, New Jersey, and both Davis and Hunt served time in juvenile detention centers. They enrolled in Seton Hall University’s pre-med program together, and today Hunt is a physician at Robert Wood Johnson University of Medicine and Dentistry and Davis is an emergency medicine physician at Newark’s Beth Israel Medical Center.
“A powerful message of hope.”—Dallas Morning News
“Gripping, courageous, and inspiring.”—Philadelphia Enquirer
“After you’ve read it, pass it on…The Pact is a book that should never end up on a shelf because it is probably the most important book for African-American families that has been written since the protest era…Besides their personal stories, the doctors share practical steps that can be useful to a circle of friends in making their own pact…Get The Pact. It just may change a teen’s future.”—Chicago Sun-Times
“They are an inspiration to young people everywhere, and their message is one that can transform the world.”—Bill Cosby