I met Dr. Resa nearly a dozen years ago at a National Speakers Association event for authors and speakers who were seeking to learn how to pitch their story to national news media. I was a on a panel of media types providing insight and coaching and Dr. Resa was an audience member at the event. During the Q&A time he stood up and asked me to critique his pitch headline, “My Journey from Farmworker Boy to Pediatrician”.
Over the last couple of decades I’ve covered hundreds of news stories which touched on a wide variety of issues. None of them prepared me for Dr. Resa’s story headline. A child agriculture worker becoming a doctor sounded totally impossible. As he told me more about his journey, I realized this was a story that must to be told to the entire world. His journey is inspiring, timely and critically important in our society right now.