The Most Dangerous man alive is a man with a reputation for being the most dangerous of all, writes David H. Roberts, Jr. He’s also one of the few men alive who’s had a life of his own, he writes.
“I think it was my grandfather who said that he would take a bullet for a man.
It’s a statement that applies to every man,” Roberts says.
Roberts has been called the most powerful man on the planet.
He is a world-renowned surgeon who has treated hundreds of millions of people, has traveled the globe to the world’s greatest hospitals and museums, and has led a successful private company.
Roberts is also the only known survivor of a plane crash.
He was the first person to survive a plane hitting a tree in 1959.
He has lived in the same house in Woodbury, Massachusetts, since 1982.
But the last time Roberts saw his grandfather alive was in the 1990s.
He remembers walking down the hallway, down the stairs, and up to the second-floor window.
His grandfather was sitting on a couch in the living room, with the television on and the TV off.
“He was leaning over and he was looking out the window and he said, ‘Are you sure you’re okay?'”
Roberts says, his voice cracking.
“My grandfather was so calm that I thought he was going to pass out.”
The family’s home in Woodburys Boston neighborhood has been a sanctuary since 1978.
When he was young, Roberts was a member of the local chapter of the United Church of Christ.
He went on to receive his medical degree at Harvard Medical School and completed residency training at Columbia University.
Roberts was the medical director of the University of Minnesota’s transplant program, and was the president of the Society of Transplant Surgeons.
Roberts worked as a consultant to the US Department of Veterans Affairs and worked on numerous medical research projects in the field of transplants.
He also served on the medical advisory board of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
Roberts says his grandfather’s life has been remarkable, with “many great friends and wonderful neighbors.”
Roberts is not alone.
According to Roberts, there are nearly 300 active U.S. residents who have been injured in plane crashes, or who are being treated for other injuries.
One of those injured was his grandfather.
When Roberts was in his mid-40s, he was driving to visit his grandparents.
As he was heading to the airport, he lost control of his car and veered off the road.
The car spun, spun, and then spun again.
“You could hear the engine and the wings coming down,” Roberts recalls.
He said he was able to pull over and put the car in gear, then got out and ran to the scene.
The vehicle spun again, and Roberts says he hit a tree with the car.
The wreckage caught Roberts in the air, and he landed on his right knee.
Roberts said he had a slight limp.
But he was immediately hospitalized for three days.
His injuries were not life-threatening, and doctors did not recommend surgery, but Roberts says the hospital sent him home.
He continued to work as a medical consultant and also served as a director of a private hospital in Woodstock, Massachusetts.
Roberts returned to work in the U.C. Berkeley Medical School, and at the end of his tenure, he helped found a hospital that specialized in heart surgeries.
He and his wife, who also served in the military, were married in 1997.
In 2000, Roberts began an extensive medical fellowship in the area of trauma and trauma management at Harvard University, but in 2008 he was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS.
He now spends his days helping patients who are suffering from this disease.
“It’s like a bad case of the flu,” Roberts said.
“The symptoms start about three months after the stroke.
People start having memory problems.
They don’t speak the same language, they don’t remember things.
People have problems concentrating.
They can’t move.
It takes a long time to recover from the stroke.”
Roberts was able, however, to resume his normal life.
He graduated from the medical school in 2012.
He says he had no idea his grandfather was still alive, but he had been able to talk to him and see what his grandson was going through.
“When you get a stroke, you have to learn how to deal with it,” Roberts told ABC News.
“There is no magic pill.
It took a lot of trial and error to get back on your feet.
It didn’t happen overnight.”
He says that he was told by his grandfather that it took five years for him to fully recover.
Roberts’ grandfather was in hospice care when Roberts was admitted to the hospital, and his family is hoping he can be reunited with him soon.
But that doesn’t mean he’s done fighting for his life.
In 2016, Roberts’ wife, Michelle, began a foundation to support ALS research