You don't have to be a brain surgeon to find this man's story inspirational.
The Perryville branch library is hosting a speaker with an amazing story.
Dr. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, author of the book Becoming Dr. Q, will be at the library Tuesday, November 12 from 7-8:30 p.m.
"We're hoping to get a nice turnout," Perryville librarian Nancy Strakna said. "It's a fascinating story."
Dr. Q will share his incredible journey from migrant worker in Mexico to renowned neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins.
He illegally jumped the border fence in 1987 at the age of 19.
Caught and returned to Mexico on the first attempt, he tried again that same day and succeeded.
He didn't have any money and couldn't speak English. Yet, he ultimately graduated cum laude from Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Q is also heavily involved with fundraisers for brain tumor research and has a team of supporters who participate in running events to raise money.
"His story is inspirational," said Strakna. "He started out with very little and achieved so much. And now he gives back."
Anyone who plans to attend should make reservations by calling the Perryville library at 410-996-6070, then use option three.