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Special Photo: Eyasu Minas Woldekirkos, 29, of Gondar, Ethiopia recovers from triple heart valve replacement surgery performed by cardiac surgeon Dr. David Langford at Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville on Nov. 1. Standing at Eyasu's bedside is his friend and translator Muluken Messele.

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GMC doc helps Ethiopian man get life-saving heart surgery

Eyasu Minas Woldekirkos says he was not afraid, not of the roughly 7,700-mile journey from his native Ethiopia, or of the complicated cardiac surgery that awaited once he arrived in Lawrenceville.

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