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Life-Changing Heart Surgery, Haitian Teen Lovely Ajuste

Lovely Ajuste, a Haitian teen diagnosed with a congenital heart defect in the aftermath of the January 2010 earthquakes, talks about how her life has been affected by her poor health and her hopes for a brighter future. Interpreting for Ms. Ajuste is Mahalia Desruisseaux, M.D., assistant professor of medicine and of pathology at Einstein. Dr. Desruisseaux helped identify Ms. Ajuste’s heart condition while she was in Haiti helping with the relief efforts and spearheaded the drive to bring her to Montefiore Medical Center for reparative surgery with the assistance of Gift of Life International. (January 11, 2011)
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