One of our cardiologists, Dr. William Zoghbi, ran the Olympic torch through Bicester, England, about an hour ago. His wife Huda, also a Dr. Zoghbi, sent me this photo.
Dr. Zoghbi is on the right, Simon Cruden on the left. Dr. Zoghbi is an echo specialist at The Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas, USA, and Cruden lives in Bicester and works with kids at Oxford Children’s hospital. Both seem like pretty incredible people. The Zoghbis fled Lebanon during the civil war, and have some pretty harrowing stories to tell. Cruden had six brain surgeries before he was 17 years old, is now legally blind, and has basically devoted his life to making sick children feel better.
Dr. Zoghbi was asked to participate because he’s the president of the American College of Cardiology. He was excited to run the torch for his own reasons too, I’m sure. This is almost certainly going to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.