Medical challenges inspire refugee to pursue medicine

Fraser High School | Fraser, MI

A heart condition made it difficult for Iraqi refugee Mate to keep up in school, but it also inspired him to work hard so that he could graduate on time and one day study medicine in order to help patients the way he was helped.

Produced by Madelyn Amesse, Michelle Mansoor, Samantha Nork, Anyssa Ochoa and Mackenzie Tolitsky, students of Fraser High School in Fraser, Michigan. Instruction provided by SRL Connected Educator James Flanagan. Mentor support provided by Detroit Public Television.

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