Former watchman becomes medical student at hospital he worked at

Former watchman becomes medical student at hospital he worked at

- Russell Ledet worked at Baton Rouge General Medical Center as a watchman for five years before returning to the same facility as a medic

- He studied medicine while manning gates and guarding the facility and often followed doctors with questions

- The father of two said his story inspired him to mentor young black kids with big dreams

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Russell Ledet, a medical student in the US had no idea that fate would land him at the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The hardworking doctor who labours night and day to save lives was once a watchman at the hospital he works in.

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Former watchman becomes medical student at hospital he worked at
Doctor Ledet with his family. Photo: Russell Ledet
Source: UGC

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For five years, Russell manned the gates at Baton Rouge General Medical Center while studying medicine on the side.

Often, the father of two carried around note cards and studied them while undertaking his duties and pestered resident doctors at the facility with questions.

Most of the medics brushed him off numerously claiming they did not have time to tutor him but the facility’s chief surgery resident Patrick Greiffenstein believed in Russell.

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According to Good Morning America, Russell has a PhD in molecular oncology and served in the army for a while before embarking on his new path.

“This is one of those reflective points when you are trying to understand how far you have come and how far you got to go,” the brainy man said.

The 34-year-old who returned to Baton Rouge said he takes his time to mentor young visionaries whose dreams are as big as his.

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In other news, a meat pie hawker whose items were part of the 100 properties burnt down completely during the Shiashie fire incident in the Greater Accra Region has narrated her bitter experience.

According to the lady who did not identify herself by name, the event turned out to be a double tragedy for her, as she lost her dad recently and had just completed his funeral rites.

She revealed all her predicaments in an interview with at the site where her goods used to be kept.

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