Promise To Keep

From August, 1959 until his death in January, 1961, Dooley suffered almost continuous, excruciating pain. His normal weight of 180 was cut in half, and even the pain-killing drugs could no longer bring relief. Knowing that he did not have long to live, Dr. Dooley worked without respite on behalf of MEDICO, the organization he had founded to bring medical aid and hope to the world’s sick and needy. The lines of Robert Frost kept reverberating in his mind during those fretful day: “The woods are lovely, dark and deep/ But I have promises to keep/ And miles to go before I sleep.” When he finally succumbed, million throughout the world were stunned and grief-stricken by the tragedy.

  • excruciating – mengerikan
  • respite – istirahat
  • reverberating – bergemuruh
  • fretful – menjengkelkan
  • succumbed – menyerah, mati
  • grief-stricken – berduka cita



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