Habtamu: A Fixed Heart and Big Dreams

Habtamu, now 19, stopped into clinic last week to say hi.

The son of municipal fireman, he was in severe congestive heart failure when he first came to us. About 3 years ago, we sent him to India to have mitral valve replacement. He would have died by now.

Sitting in the waiting room, he was studying human anatomy. Habtamu is now a student at Addis Ababa Science and Technology University, aspiring to be a health officer (sort of like a PA).

Photo and story reported with permission

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