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FALL 2017

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22 UOFLMAGAZINE.COM Struggling as a poor youth in Egypt, Giovanni Ibrahim worked hard to receive a scholarship to study trans- lation in the United States. The 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York changed his path as Ibrahim put his skills as a translator to use for the New York Police Department. His time in the NYPD opened his eyes to a greater calling. While an officer, Ibrahim saw the need for cor- rective dentistry in the faces — and particularly smiles — of victims who were disfigured and marred by vio- lence. He felt moved to practice oral surgery, and chose the University of Louisville for his dental studies. Now, as a senior, Ibrahim says he is able to help those in need. "I want to fix people," he said. "I want to be that guy that can fix people." ONLINE: For Ibrahim's full story, watch the video at spotlight GIOVANNI IBR AHIM student

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