Introduction

Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen was written by Jose Antonio Vargas and published in 2018. Vargas shares his life story from the time he was a twelve year old boy in the Philippines, all the way up until present day. Vargas shares his struggles of being an illegal immigrate in the United States. The book is separated into three parts. Part one includes Vargas’s childhood and talks about how he struggled to adapt to his new country. Part two discusses his teen years in adulthood and how he had to lie about his citizenship to be able…

In the article, “OPINION: Doctors Should Be More Candid With Their Patients” (April 18, 2021), Dr. Mara Gordon shares her COVID-19 vaccine journey as a patient and a colleague. Dr. Gordon was 15 weeks pregnant when trying to decide whether to take the newly made vaccine that was first being offered to front line medical workers (Gordon). Although she shares her story about getting the vaccine, what she really learn was how little information she got from her prenatal care provider as a patient, than as a fellow medical doctor. …

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