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Staff Photo: Brendan Sullivan Eyasu Minas Woldekirkos, 29, of Gondar, Ethiopia poses for a portrait Wednesday, touching the scars that remain after his recent triple heart valve replacement surgery performed by cardiac surgeon Dr. David Langford at Gwinnett Medical Center on Nov. 1. Prior to the surgery Eyasu could barely walk due to his faulty heart valves.

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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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