The Question and Answer section for The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
I'm not sure what you mean by "allies" in the context of this story.
You can check out Lia Lee in the GradeSaver link below:
Fadiman advocates for doctors to consider their patients' stories about their disease and to try to use a model of cooperation rather than coercion. For example, Foua explained to Fadiman that she felt it was important to use both western medicine...