July 02, 2003

Heart attack

My old school mate Ahmad called last Sunday and told me that he is recovering from a heart attack. He has just turned 39. I was shocked and saddened by the news. He was taken to hospital suffering from severe chest pain and the heart attack actually happened in the hospital. Apparently his heart stopped and he was given resuscitation.

Awful things happen but it looks like they particularly happen to my unlucky Iranian generation. In his case he is a veteran of the Iran-Iraq war, lost his younger brother in the war and hasn’t heard of his older brother for many years. He told me many horrendous stories of the war. Now he lives in exile alone.

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Posted by mehrdad at July 2, 2003 06:00 PM | Journal 2003 |