He has an amazingly supportive family – every time he had an appointment, a different brother would take vacation and bring him on the 2-day bus ride down to Addis Ababa.
He speaks only Tigrigna, his local language. Fortunately, we have a Tigrigna-speaking staff person in Ghana. Upon arrival in Ghana, he had 6 screws inserted into his skull. This was attached to a metal wheel, which encircled his head, and a hook on top of the wheel was attached to weights. He was stretched for about 2 weeks in the university hospital, before having his 12-hour surgery.
Take a look at the following photos of Nahom before and after his surgery. Click to enlarge.
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