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Our Health Richmond June July 2013

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This will make a story as compelling as the reason why he's climbing. It is as inspiring as every 5K that a doctor runs, every Ironman triathlon one goes through, and every marathon that's taken on. As a doctor, he feels that he has a great ability to help people. "You become passionate about doing this again and again," he says of the medical missions. "One of the most rewarding aspects of medicine is that there are so many people in great need, and you have been given a great gift by being fortunate enough to have the medical education offered to you in the United States." David Rapp, MD on Mt. Blanc, France (15,781 ft, highest mt in western Europe) He says it's important for those to understand that Giving To Extremes is not only a surgical mission, but also a storyteller and an educator to inspire others. You can find Dr. Rapp's expedition page at www.givingtoextremes.org then by clicking the recent fundraisers link on the home page.  David Rapp, MD is Co-Director, Virginia Urology Center for Incontinence and Pelvic Floor Reconstruction, Assistant Clinical Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, and President of Giving to Extremes. www.ourhealthrichmond.com | 51

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