Fresh out of graduate school, Pankaj Parekh flew 9,000 miles to central Africa. There, bright-eyed and hopeful, he spent over a decade bringing clean drinking water to joyful villages, a beautiful life commingled with the heartache of civil unrest, guerrilla warfare and mass graves. He returned to Los Angeles and worked to bring fresh water to the millions of Angelenos that sustain a much bigger village. Even after suffering paralysis from a motorcycle accident, Dr. Parekh saw his job as a calling – and that is very encouraging. Pankaj Parekh passed away in January 2014, but his story is one you should see. Click play on the video below!