November 28, 2013 | Vol. 117 -- No. 32

Broken elbow leads Cheney's Martinssen to dentistry

Of Cabbages and Kings

How does a person decide a life’s career? Andrew Martinssen said, “I always wanted to do something, not just have a job.” His father, who is a pastor in Los Angeles, Calif., gave him a few words to think about it. “When you have to do it you’ll learn to like it.”

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Martinssen had it in mind to become a professional pianist. Then in an accident he broke his left elbow. Professional pianist? Maybe not.

Another accident robbed him of some front teeth that sent him to a dentist. Martinssen said, “I like the work he did. But, I thought he should be friendlier with the patient. I wen...

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