How I used basketball skills in a Chinese hospital

August 25th, 2017

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I once used basketball skills taught to me by my dad to navigate a Chinese hospital.  My son was the basketball and I was the player. We were in Fuzhou, China, a small-by-Chinese-standards city of about 7 million people, on the Tawain Strait  – the sliver of ocean between Taiwan and southeast China. And, our … Continued

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