Abduselam Jemal, age 14. Three years ago, this boy contracted TB, which spread to his spine. He now has progressive deformity, a 95-degree angle, and breathing ability at 38% capacity. Abduselam is ranked #3 in his 8th-grade class. He wants to become a doctor. “Why a doctor?” I asked. He said, “I’ve been to lots of doctors, I haven’t found any good doctors in this country.” His case will require an extra $2,000 for rehab and to purchase a bed for him to use after surgery.