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Dad's Imagination

Dad's Imagination

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Dahl shares the experience of growing up in a gender neutral home with her father, Charlie & The Chocolate Factory author Roald Dahl, as caregiver.

Ophelia's Biography

Three Adjectives To Describe Herself: Friendly, open and resilient
Ideal Interview Subject: Marie Curie
Most Influential Woman In Her Life: Her mother, Academy Award Winner Patricia Neal
Biggest Challenge For Women Today: Finding balance

Ophelia Dahl is an American health care advocate who has fought for the rights of the poor and sick for over twenty years. The daughter of two accomplished parents, author Roald Dahl and actress Patricia Neal, Dahl was raised in a unique environment of creativity and exploration. As a teenager, she travelled to Haiti to volunteer at Eye Care Haiti, where she met her business partner Paul Farmer. As Executive Director of Partners in Health, a non-profit organization that advocates for health care in developing nations, Dahl has led projects in Haiti, Peru, Mexico, Guatemala, Russia, the urban United States, Rwanda, Lesotho and Malawi. In 2011, both Dahl and Farmer were named as two of three Bostonians of the Year by Boston Globe, in recognition of their efforts after the 2010 Haiti earthquake.

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