Nauman Shahid is currently a 29-year-old male who knows that the right things came together for his survival. Nauman’s parents were told that tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) had no cure in Pakistan in 1987, and that any chance of survival would be in either the USA or UK. It was with some luck, his parents’ hard and the kindness of others that he was able to come to the USA for treatment and repair of his TOF.
Growing up he has had to face his share of challenges, multiple surgeries. But all this created a burning desire for him to pursue a degree in medicine. He wants to give back to medicine and the USA. He has progressed professionally working as a CDC Contractor for the Division of Global Migration and Quarantine during the 2014 Ebola outbreak, an EMT for Fairfax County Virginia, and a clinical assistant while earning a Bachelors of Science in Biology, and Masters in Public Health (Health Policy). He uses his story as a means to lift others and give hope as he feels is his destiny.