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The Strength of Patricia Neal

The Strength of Patricia Neal

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Dahl reveals the complicated life of her mother, actress Patricia Neal, and how she admired her mother's ability to overcome adversity.

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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