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What Inspires You? Your Answers!

by: Ahrin Mishan | Fri, Feb 14, 2014 |

A few days ago, I wrote a post asking for your input on things that inspire you, whether it be a person, a program, a memory, a story, or something completely different. We received some wonderful, thoughtful responses and are sharing them below to keep the conversation going.

Celia Maysles, New York University, 2011

"I am inspired by people who are really looking at the root causes of our health care crisis and coming up with practical solutions.  The source/s of of broken system are overwhelming, and watching this video inspires me to jump in and create change."


Sandy Samberg, University of Pennsylvania, 1994 & 1995

"One person came to mind—Rita Hillman!  I was in the second class of Hillman Scholars and was fortunate to have the opportunity to get to know Mrs. Hillman.  I traveled between NY and Philly a handful of times in a car with her and the time that we spent chatting was priceless.  Not only did she serve as an inspiration with regard to the nursing profession and how she valued it, but she served as a role model as a philanthropist.  Fortunately, I'm in a position where I can give back and Mrs. Hillman taught me how to do it in a very thoughtful, strategic way.  In her memory, my husband and I have established a program at Penn's School of Nursing to help nursing students pursue their dreams.  Mrs. Hillman enabled me to do that, and I felt strongly about paying it forward as a way of honoring her legacy at Penn."

To rehash, my inspiration is this video about a doctor making house calls to people without homes. On a broader scale, it's about reinventing our perspective on the health care system:


We'd love to keep this conversation going! Please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below or email us your submissions.


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