Ethiopian Boy Gets Much-Needed Heart Help In Colorado

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Source: CBS DENVER, A teenagerfrom Ethiopia is getting some remarkable treatment for a heart defect in Colorado.  Doctors in his homeland tried to fix the problem but it wasn’t until a surgery at The Children’s Hospital that Akwak could look forward to a long and healthy life.  Akwak has photos from his birthdays in Ethiopia where they celebrate with candles in a loaf of homemade bread.  Two weeks ago Akwak was in the intensive care unit after life-saving heart surgery.  “We went and opened up the tied-off artery,” Dr. Mike Schaffer said. “We still need to do more studies to make sure that his lungs will tolerate the blood flow.”… Read More & Watch Video

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