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Friday, November 11, 2011

Changing a Life Forever

We use our hands for just about everything. Eating, communicating, driving, waving, and even hugging. Most of us take it for granted that we were blessed with two hands, and we barely give pause to think about what it would be like to function without one of them.

But Linda Lu understood this situation all too well. Before she even turned one year old, Kawasaki Disease forced the amputation of her left hand. For Lu, life growing up presented challenges none of us can truly comprehend - except, that is, for Dr. Linda Cendales 12G.

Dr. Cendales understood and answered the call to action when Linda Lu reached out to her. Months later, after coordinating University-wide efforts to make hand transplantation surgery a reality for Lu, Cendales led the multi-disciplinary team that would change Lu's life forever.

On Thursday, November 17, you'll have the chance to hear about this extraordinary turn of events. Dr. Linda Cendales will share her story with guests at Faculty Within Your Reach at Emory Hospital Midtown. The program begins at 6:30 p.m. with networking and refreshments and is followed by the 7:30 p.m. presentation. Advance tickets are preferred but not required.

To register in advance or receive more information, please click here.

Recent Faculty Within Your Reach programs have featured such noteworthy speakers as Dr. Patrick Allit and Dr. Deborah Lipstadt, Sir Salman Rushdie, Natasha Trethewey, and others.

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