NPR Interview

Check out Jose’s interview on NPR


February 1, 2009 at 7:00 pm | press | No comment

Publishers Weekly praises Squint

Publishers Weekly gives Squint a great review:

This outstanding, uplifting memoir by a remarkable man should captivate those interested in the intersection of illness, family and religion.

…Still, Ramirez presents a heart-warming account of their support, along with his 12 siblings and wife-to-be, reflecting the mores of his tightly-knit Mexican community in Laredo, Tex. Ramirez also relates wrenching but inspiring stories of fellow patients—many abandoned by relatives and loved ones—who became his second family.

~ Publishers Weekly – Web Exclusive Reviews [Week of 1/19/2009]

Read the full Review


February 1, 2009 at 8:57 am | press | No comment

Jose Ramirez to recieve Celebration of Life Award

The Celebration of Life Award will be presented to Jose Ramirez by The Arc of Greater Houston on February 20, 2009.

Award Flyer details

Award Celebration Flyer


February 1, 2009 at 8:26 am | press | 1 comment

Squint Endorsement by Dr. Koop

A very positive endorsement for Mr. Ramirez’s book, Squint, by Dr. Koop – the famous U.S. Surgeon General.

“None of us knows enough about leprosy! Jose Ramirez’ book is a heartfelt saga that will touch all who read it. It also has great lessons to teach because many of the aspects of leprosy- especially ignorancy about it-are repeated through ignorance every day about AIDS/HIV. An interesting and informative read.”

C. Everett Koop, MD, ScD
Senior Scholar
US Surgeon General 1981-1989
C. Everett Koop Institute
Dartmouth College
Dartmouth Medical School
www.DMS.Dartmouth.edu/Koop


February 1, 2009 at 8:00 am | press | No comment

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