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Dr. Randy Christensen is a staff physician at Phoenix Children’s Hospital and the Medical Director of the Crews’n Healthmobile – a 38-foot RV turned into a mobile medical unit.
Since 2000, Dr. Christensen has provided free medical care to homeless youth in central Arizona by taking care to them – on the streets. “It’s never been about the money. I went to medical school thinking that I was going to be a surgeon, but everything that made me stop and think had to do with children and adolescents. I chose to come out on the streets,” Christensen told CNN in 2008.
“From very early on, my mom and dad instilled this belief that we were responsible for our fellow humans and make our community a better place,” Randy noted in a recent interview. “I love the population that is out in the street and living in shelters.”
Dr. Christensen has been the recipient of a number of awards for his work, including the CNN Heroes award, People Magazine’s “Heroes Among Us” and being named one of the “The Valley’s Ten Most Fascinating People of 2008″ by the Arizona Republic.
Most of all, he treasures the kids he serves, his wife, Amy and their three children.
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