VIDEO: Last Line of Defense

When Dr. Tom Catena is confronted with a condition or a wound he’s never seen before, he has hours, sometimes minutes, to learn all he can. There are no specialists in the Nuba Mountains. No oncologists, gastroenterologists or ophthalmologists. Just Dr. Tom. Which...

VIDEO: Ratiba’s Children

Ratiba Ibrahim Kodi is one of the Mother of Mercy Hospital’s first nurses. She has treated the ill and patched together bodies torn apart by shrapnel and fire. She has known personal tragedy inside the walls of the hospital, losing a newborn son to a congenital heart...

Tom’s Choice

An adult, a young adult and a child all have the same disease and you have enough medicine to save one. Who do you choose? It’s not a trick question. For Dr. Tom, it’s the reality of trying to save lives in a war zone. No doctor should have to make this kind of...