Chapter 5 Summary
580 Letters, One Check
Greg Mortenson is typing letters to send to people he thinks may help him with his mission to build a school in Korphe. His calculations tell him he can build a school for one hundred students through fifth grade for twelve thousand dollars using local labor. He types slowly, both because his fingers are too big for the keys and because he does not know quite what to say. His first six letters are addressed to Oprah Winfrey, each of the network news anchors (plus CNN), and actress Susan Sarandon. He drops his day’s work into a mailbox and heads to his shift at the ER. One of the doctors, Tom Vaughan, has done some serious climbing; he once served as an expedition doctor on a...
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