“On the Border of a Dream” is an eye-opening and uplifting memoir that tells the true story of a boy from rural Mexico who, at a young age, sets his mind to becoming a pioneering surgeon in the USA. The memoir follows Edgar Hernandez, first with his tight-knit family as an adolescent in Mexico and then as he journeys to the USA to pursue his dream.
On The Border of a Dream is a book about a community of people; “family” my family to be exact. Our family touched a young man’s life and guided him to become a surgeon, which was his dream come true. Personally, reading this book is like watching a home movie for the second time. From our meager beginnings, to the ups and downs of immigration, and finally moving to the United States to pursue a dream. Edgar’s descriptive recollection makes this a hard book to put down. My brother Edgar has touched thousands of lives – as well as saved many lives – with his skills in the medical field, and I am so proud of him for sharing his story of triumph.
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Edgar H. Hernandez, MD, MS, FACS, lives in Tempe, Arizona. In addition to being a proud husband and father, he is now a happy grandfather of six granddaughters from the ages of six months to 16 years.
For over thirty years he has been a surgeon in private practice. Additionally he has served as chief of surgery, chief of staff, and member of the board at Chandler Regional Medical Center in Chandler, Arizona.