Goodyear’s pickleball-playing doctor returns from African mission

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(July 10, 2018 Goodyear, AZ, www.westvalleyview.com)

Dr. Sheryl Zimmerman, a pediatrician who has lived in Goodyear since December, heard a woman speak last year of the poverty and despair many Democratic Republic of the Congo residents suffer from. She knew immediately she had to travel there to attempt to make a difference.

The trip impacted her so much that she plans to return in May 2019, this time with a group of premedical students from Southern Utah University, who will work on a research project on global health care.

Until that time comes, though, Zimmerman turns to pickleball, which many refer to as a hybrid between tennis and ping-pong, primarily playing with groups in Goodyear nearly six days a week. Read More…

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