Doctor Reiko is a Japanese dentist, who along with her husband has had a dental practice in Tokyo for over 20 years. She loves to travel and has been to such fascinating places as Tibet, Machu Pichu in Peru and Laos, just to name a few. She has recently started a monthly commute to China to care for her Chinese patients. Whether while traveling or in her clinic Dr. Reiko cherishes her encounters with people, for such meetings are a miracle when one considers the 6 billion people that inhabit the earth. Sayako Uchida is a patient of Dr. Reiko and when she heard this story, knew it was a story that could help lots of children. She wrote it down and author Kate Westerlund made it ready for publication in English.