Hello from Cochin, SW India!

I’m currently visiting our heart patients here. Today I spent hour with them, with their surgeons, and with Dr. Krishna Kumar, a Harvard-trained pediatric cardiologist who is chief of the department here.

Dr. Krishna thanked me for allowing them to help. This is a Hindu charity hospital, and the whole place is motivated by the concept of service to others. “Rick,” he said, “it is a real honor to help these people who all would have died without proper care and proper surgery.”
The patients are all doing well. The last surgery was completed today, and all are healing.

Dr. Krishna commented to me: “My only complaint is that they never complain; they’re so easy as patients that sometimes they don’t express their discomfort.

We look forward to their return to Ethiopia.

– Dr. Rick Hodes


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