With the support from family and friends, the impossible is possible. Several feel like they are in a world by themselves, often discouraged and on the verge of giving up. Influenced by the wrong crowd or the environment surrounding you can also have an impact as well. Other's can follow the right path, some may get lost. There is helping hands everywhere, the decision is whether accept it or not.
Reading The Pact by Drs. Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, and Rameck Hunt with Lisa Frazier Page, I've learned that anything you put your mind to you well succeed, by the help from family, friends, and even professional guidance will be the reassurance that builds your confidence. George was one of the three young men talked about in the book. He spent fives years living in the Stella Wright Housing Projects with his mother Ella Jenkins Mack and his older brother Garland, for families with low-income. He said, "Our building was a graffiti-covered, thirteen-story high-rise with elevators that smelled like urine and sometimes didn't work."
George had become responsible at a young age since his mother worked all the time; he stayed out of trouble, was very smart in school, participated in school events and surrounded himself with positive people. Sam another young man talked about in the book was raised by his mother Ruthener Davis and his father, Kenneth Davis. Years later they divorced and that was the turning point for Sam's family. His mother Ruthener had little education and no work experience which caused her to go on welfare. Sometimes it would be a struggle to get food or pay bills.
She depended a lot on Sam, he read her mail, made bank deposits, and writing out money orders for bills. He likes having the responsibilities but Sam felt like it was too much for someone his age to handle. Rameck Hunt grew up in a childhood where the only person he could depend on was his grandma. He had many ups and downs in his life, like dealing with his mom being a drug addict, hanging with the wrong crowd who got him into trouble, and thinking the way to succeed in life is by selling drugs and stealing.
Even though he kept hanging out with the wrong crowd, he wanted to be a different person. With the help of his two friends Sampson and George, he came to be a successful person. The hardest thing he had to overcome was his anger problems. When he was in high school, he sprayed a teacher with silly string and beat a boy up and broke his neck. He decided he had to deal with his anger problems and let go. He started to go to school more and got good grades in school.
Rameck turned his life around and graduated from medical school. They grew up on the streets of Newark, facing city life's temptations, pitfalls, even jail. The day these three young men made a pact. They promised each other they would all become doctors, and stick it out together through the long, difficult journey to keep that dream. Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, and Rameck Hunt are not only friends to this day-they are all doctors. Through all this, they have managed to become intelligent and amazing men.