They initially dismissed & laughed at him.
Or the medical professionals required to live and work in all of these areas.
Seeing a massive problem, but lacking the resources and perhaps feeling like they don't have the subject matter expertise/experience? Sound familar?
Remember Lieutenant Clifford Peel, the young medical student interested in aviation?
He wrote to Flynn suggesting the air ambulance idea...it was just a random musing that perhaps he didn't expect to go anywhere.
His name become part of global healthcare history because of that letter!
Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt & to humble
Write that letter/email/whastapp/business plan/article today!
Many people think that in order to help solve a certain problem that you need to be a subject matter expert. But this isn't always true.
'In a world where data, advice and expertise from all over the world abounds, we need strategic pragmatists that can make sense of it all'
Soft skills are the hard skills.
Flynn was a Pastor.....but he started a service that was so cutting edge and virtually unthinkable over 100 years ago.
Poverty isn't only a lack of financial resources. It's isolation from the kind of people who can help you make more of yourself.
So treat people well, build bonds, serve.
Fuel supplies were also carried on flights.
They flew 26,412,555 kilometres just last year.
That’s the equivalent of 34 trips to the moon and back, or more than 600 flights around the Earth.
And leaves more resources availible to focus on primary care.
He even published a book called "The Bushman's Companion", a popular book of information and hints for people in the bush.
He probably didn't know where all this was leading.
I try to live, thinking about the type of impact I would like to have had by the time I die.
But eventually everyone felt his impact. He made his dent on the universe.