A Moving Story of the People Who Help You Without You Knowing It
Surgeon Dr. William Lynn Weaver pays tribute to Edward Hill, a teacher who made him the man he is today. Dr. Weaver was 14 years old when he and 13 others became the first black students to desegregate West High School in Knoxville Tennessee in 1964. The teachers were determined to make Weaver fail; and soon, Weaver did start failing. Then his former teacher, Mr. Hill, said to start coming back to his old school after the day’s classes had ended. He and other teachers tutored Dr. Weaver; and Mr. Hill went even further and submitted an application that got Dr. Weaver a scholarship to Howard University. It took Dr. Weaver 37 years before he discovered that Mr. Hill was the one who applied for the scholarship on his behalf and changed his life forever.