Father's Illness Spurs Iranian-Born Woman to Seek Cures for Disease

Sheida Hayati was only 5 when her father left their home in 1980 and went to fight in the war between Iraq and Iran. Two years later – after being on the front line – the army officer came home to Tehran a broken man.

The 35-year-old father of four was paranoid, heard voices and saw things that weren’t there. “I watched my father suffering every day,” said Hayati, who became an American citizen three years ago. “He was the first love of my life and there was nothing I could do.”

The Rutgers doctoral student may not have been able to …read more

Source: Rutgers Today

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