Thursday, June 13, 2013
My friend and hero Dr. Rick Hodes received an honourary degree and gave the commencement address on May 19th at Brandeis University. Here is a link to the words and video of his uniquely inspiring address:http://www.brandeis.edu/now/2013/may/commencement/hodes
In his wide-ranging remarks you will see Rick also makes reference to Tesfaye and his sister Fanteye.
|Tesfaye with me and his sister Fanteye|
I will never forget the gamut of emotions I went through that long day until getting word that it was over and successful, and then seeing him lying on his back in recovery:2009/06/12 surgery-completefirst-day-of-recovery.html
Though it was a very difficult month of dealing with post-operative complications in the hospital, the ensuing story of his re-birth over the last four years has been remarkable and has touched and transformed my family and the lives of his family and friends in so many ways.
Here is a copy of an email note received from Tesfaye yesterday:
"Hello My dears,
how are you so much?? and how is your feeling Abba? I wish you are in
full of health and happy with your work!!. Mom how is life and
The days are running fast I couldn't believe it,Today is the day of
4th year that I have reborn my miracle life in VGH, because of you.
June 12th. :D I think about you and
Love you for ever!!
HUMANITY WINS EVERYTHING!"