After a lifesaving surgery, John Cassady was inspired to pursue a career in medicine thanks to his doctor at the time, Dr. Clark Chen. Now, years after first meeting, both are at the University of Minnesota Medical School. 

“So, when I realized I was stable, I decided I wanted to do something that impacts society, and looking back at what I had been through, nobody impacted me more than Dr. Chen, so I decided to apply to medical school,” John Cassady said to Kare11 in an interview.

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