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J. D. Hale
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CH   FIRST NAME   LAST NAME   DESCRIPTION
PR   Paul Sudhir   Kalanithi   Narrator. Neurosurgical Surgery Chief at Stanford. aka: Pubby.
    Lucy   Kalanithi   Paul's wife. General Internist at Stanford.
PI   Mr.   Kalanishi   Paul's father. Cardiologist.
    Jeevan   Kalanithi   Paul's younger brother.
    Mrs.   Kalanithi   Paul's mother.
    Suman   Kalanithi   Paul's older brother. Also a doctor.
    Leo       Close friend of Paul in high school.
    Abigail       Paul's ex-girlfriend.
    Mo       Stanford alumni. Assistant Director of Sierra Camp.
    Richard   Rorty   Philosopher. Had big influence on Paul.
    Shep   Nuland   Renowned Surgeon-Philosopher at Yale.
    Melissa       Resident doctor.
    Elena   Garcia   22 year-old patient. Suffered from preterm labor.
    Mari       Paul's fellow medical student.
    Claire       Mother of a child patient with large brain tumor.
    Victoria       Paul's friend and co-resident at Stanford.
    Jeff       General Surgery Resident and Paul's friend.
    Matthew       An eight-year-old patient with a tumor.
    Mrs.   Harvey   Paul's patient during last year of residency. 82 years old.
    Laurie       Paul's friend from medical school. Deceased.
    Mrs.   Lee   One of Paul's patients. In her late 50's.
    Sanjay   Gupta   Neurosurgeon-journalist.
    V       Stanford Lab Head. Professor Engineering/Neurobiology.
    Mr.   Michaels   Patient.
PII   Emma   Hayward   Paul's Oncologist. Lung cancer expert.
    Alexis       Emma's assistant.
    Karen   R.   Patient with Gerstmann Syndrome.
    Brad       Medical resident.
    Elizabeth A.   Kalanithi   Paul and Lucy's daughter. aka: Cady.
EP   Robin       Paul's best friend.
    Emily   Kalanithi   Jeevan's wife.
    Eve   Kalanithi   Cady's cousin.
    James   Kalanithi   Cady's cousin.
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