The Westfield, New Jersey, educator lapsed into a coma during the procedure.
Looking back on a long and storied history of medical breakthroughs, we're inclined to remember the discoveries that take the form of lifesaving solutions: penicillin, the polio vaccine, radiotherapy, antiretroviral drugs.
The following are recommended questions to ask your doctor and hospital prior to your stay:
NBA Legend Dikembe Mutombo Rejects the Status Quo of Surgical Care in the Democratic Republic of Congo
NBA Hall-of-Famer and DRC-native Dikembe Mutombo set out to pivot his post-basketball energy toward improving life in his home country. In 1997, he started a foundation with the mission of improving health, education and overall quality of life for the Congolese people.