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Ethiopian teen received free spinal surgery from local doctor

Good Samaritan Hospital March 15, 2017

Plenty jet lagged after nearly 9,000 miles of air travel, Dawit Berhanu wasn’t the least bit nervous for a life-changing surgery.

The 15-year-old flew from Ethiopia to the Santa Clara Valley earlier this month for a procedure to correct the curvature of his spine from scoliosis. The surgery was done at no cost thanks to a local doctor and assistance from the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, a Cupertino family and Good Samaritan Hospital.

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