One of the great privileges of being a County Legislator is having many opportunities to meet our local heroes and to express our gratitude for their great work.
This week I went to a press conference at North Shore University/Long Island Jewish Hospital to recognize the outstanding work of Dr. Kaveh Alizadeh. Dr. Alizadeh is a distinguished plastic surgeon based in Garden City who performed four months of treatment on little Waad Baktar.
Waad was fitted with several prosthetics including an eye and replacements for his lost limbs. Dr. Alizadeh miraculously reconstructed Waads face and foot so that this young boy could return home to Iraq with a second chance at life.