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‘Overcoming the Odds’
Dr. Antonio Webb has been on an amazing journey and has a story to tell. Originally from Shreveport, Louisiana, he grew up around poverty, gangs, violence and drugs. His family was split in half as several members were sent to jail for various offenses.
By 2001, several of his childhood friends went to prison or the cemetery but despite the grim statistics and odds, Webb focused on school and went on to pursue a career in medicine. Unable to afford college, the future physician enlisted on Active Duty Air Force at the age of 17 and ended up spending 8 years in the military including a tour to Iraq as a combat medic in 2005.
“I just published my first book titled, “Overcoming the odds”which details my tempestuous path of growing up in the rough streets of Louisiana and despite the odds, successfully becoming a physician and surgeon.”
It’s been a long road from impoverished child in a dangerous environment to decorated soldier and award-winning medic, and Antonio Webb, MD is aware of the amazing journey that has been his life. “I don’t take anything for granted,” he says. “I know I am incredibly blessed.”