From smuggled child to heart surgeon


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Harold Fernandez grew up in Colombia during the violent years of the drug cartels. In 1978 his parents brought him to the US illegally. He managed to get into a top university and became a cardiac surgeon. (Picture: Dr Harold Fernandez as a child in 1978 (l) and as a surgeon now. Courtesy of Dr Harold Fernandez.)

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