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 means when a patient walks through the Mother of Mercy’s doors with […]

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 means when a patient walks through the Mother of Mercy’s doors with a condition he’s never seen before, Tom has to study up. He devours medical texts, calls or video chats other doctors whenever he can, and fires up every neuron of hard-won knowledge. He’s the last line of defense.

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