From 1956 to 2004, Tom and Elaine Coleman provided medical care to some of the poorest people in Africa. Their first clinic in Ginde Beret, central Ethiopia, was a small wooden shed. This grew as hundreds of people came from all over Ethiopia to be treated for broken bones, leprosy, tumors, intestinal diseases, cancer, and gunshot, spear, and arrow wounds. Tom and Elaine’s journey has been chronicled in a documentary film, “The Tom Coleman Story,” which premiered this April in Cambridge, Minnesota. I attended the celebration prior to the showing with my parents, since we are relatives of Tom. It is remarkable people in Ginde Beret to this day fondly remember Tom and his work.