Ysabel Duron

Ysabel Duron

In 1999, during a cervical checkup, TV anchorwoman Ysabel Duron’s gynecologist discovered a golf ball-sized cancerous tumor in her pelvic region. The diagnosis: Hodgkin lymphoma. She felt healthy and, strangely, unworried. So Duron, who had been on the air in San...
Cleo Silvers

Cleo Silvers

A community and labor organizer, Cleo Silvers worked for decades to bring underserved communities better health, job access and social justice. In the 1990s, incensed at high rates of asthma and infant mortality from pollution in her South Bronx neighborhood, she...
Michael Berkeley

Michael Berkeley

For decades, Michael Berkeley had a fulfilling career as an orthopedic surgeon for celebrities in Aspen, CO. By the late 1980s, he wanted a higher purpose. “I didn’t want my tombstone to say, ‘He fixed a lot of knees,’” he says. He found an encore career in Chihuahua,...