Campbell: Ethiopian teen received free spinal surgery from local doctor – Jeffrey Kanel, MDLia Arutyunov2022-11-02T13:11:10-07:00
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.
The roughly eight-hour surgery took place March 5, only days after Dawit arrived in the United States and met his host family and surgeon, Campbell resident Jeffrey Kanel, who [Learn More]