Chapter 42 Summary

Prayer does not help. With two months left in Marion’s year of internship, Our Lady’s residency program is put on probation. There will be a final appeal, so until they are shut down the staff can only keep working.

One Friday night an ambulance drives up and the crew rushes in with a rolling stretcher. Marion hears the story as he walks with them. This young Black boy, about twenty, ran a red light because he was in a gang-related gunfight. Someone got shot in the head and is on his way here as well. This boy on the stretcher is the shooter. He was broadsided by a van, flew out of his vehicle (he was not wearing a seat belt), and got hit again by his own car as it spun around in the crash.

Although he...

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