A doctor with a heart of gold
Here is a good one for you, from the small village in South Sudan to surviving torture in Ethiopia, to becoming a pulmonary specialist saving Covid 19 patients in South Africa, Dr. Emmanuel Taban is a remarkable man with an extraordinary story.
Born in a tiny village in South Sudan, Emmanuel Taban was one of five siblings raised by a single mother. At 14 he was arrested by the Military for being a rebel-spy, incarcerated, tortured, and sent off to Khartoum. He fled to Eritrea, where he was again imprisoned.
Upon his release, he decided to walk nearly 3000km to an uncle in Nairobi, Kenya, but he wasn’t welcomed – so, inspired by the “made in South Africa” printing on a cola can, he traveled another 3000 km through East Africa on his own and eventually into South Africa.
At some point, his my life, the idea of being a pulmonologist was not apparent, but the heart has a funny reputation for seeing what is invisible to the eye. Healing takes courage, but when you’re sick courage can disappear. This is why Dr. Taban lives for a purpose beyond my profession.
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Lung Fusion Test
Pulmonary function tests (PFTs) are noninvasive tests that show how well the lungs are working.