Reza is a very warm and thoughtful youth. If you met him during his stay in Wilton that is just ending, you would have been impressed with his calm demeanor and utter joyfulness at being here in America. He wants to study to be a doctor like the person he most admires in the States, and in his home country, Reza is a huge advocate for America.
Reza has cystic fibrosis. His brother died of that same disease two years ago; after that, Reza had given up on life. Then something happened that changed everything for him: he learned that he had been selected to go to America for three weeks of treatment at the world-renowned clinic of Columbia Medical School Professor Hossein Sadeghi, M.D., at the Tully Center of Stamford Hospital/Columbia Presbyterian. Long-time Wilton resident Dr. Sadeghi treats patients both from here in the U.S. and from around the world and does so not only in the U.S. but also in their home countries.