Kevin G. ’90 and
A. Sunshine Drew ’91
KD: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
AD: Family Medicine (Retired)
KD: Making crepes. I was first mesmerized watching this process in Paris, and now I love making fresh, tasty goodness for church potlucks or other events.
AD: For having six children. We planned on two or three when we got married, then thought we should add a few more so they would learn to share, wear hand-me-down clothes, work part-time jobs, and grow up with middle-class values. Well, my kids are sweet, marvelous rascals and I think we met our goals.
KD: I enjoyed classes and Sabbath school with Dr. A. Graham Maxwell and learning to not only obey
God, but why I love and admire Him.
AD: During surgery rotation, witnessing live internal organs in an open torso awed me with the power and genius of our Creator. I have never forgotten that underneath the ordinary clothes and skin of my patients exists a secret universe of energy in constant coordinated motion by superb design.
KD: I had a patient with chronic pain. She often complained about her condition, life in general, and her physician (me). I am not sure why, but one day I voiced my frustration as her physician. Her eyes got big, a very interesting conversation commenced, leading us to a mutual understanding and a strengthened, more honest relationship. I still see her every three months and we often laugh at that experience together.
AD: An elderly patient came in with a huge cheek tumor and a history of chronic smoking. She suspected terminal cancer and had avoided doctors. From her initial history and exam, I knew she was probably right. We cried silently and held each other, for words were inadequate. I only saw her twice; she died soon afterwards. A moment may be all we have, but that moment can hold an eternity of meaning.
KD: Education in history or math at the high school or college level. Much of what I do in medicine is teaching.
Seeing that spark in peoples’ eyes when they understand
a new concept is very rewarding.
AD: Theology is another passion of mine. I relinquished my medical practice for full-time motherhood when my last three kids came one year apart. After they started school, I pursued a second career obtaining a PhD in systematic theology, emphasis in hermeneutics. I now teach at the Andrews University seminary.
KD: Theological history, I’d like to learn methods to get at truths from the past. Stories of how theological ideas began, and the individuals and cultural forces that impacted those ideas fascinate me.
AD: Any time I stray from a recipe it is a disaster! Someday, when all my kids and their families come back home, I want to cook a gourmet feast for 25 and not break a sweat.
KD: “Find a good mentor, and when you can, be one.” I can’t say that I have taken advantage of this, or lived up to it, but I still think it is good advice.
AD: Growing up, whenever I asked my dad if I could do something crazy, he would say, “Why not?” flinging the challenge back to me to find a way to get it done. Sometimes it was feasible, often it was not. But that, “Why not?” was an incredibly positive and pragmatic approach to life that inspires me to think outside the box and attempt new things.