Kayvan Mohammad vividly remembers the Halabja chemical attack in 1988 and aftermath. To this day, Kayvan is not only scarred emotionally but continues to suffer physically from the events. Kayvan faces his hardship with unfailing optimism and in doing so provides a simple but powerful message.
Despite his family’s military roots, Gerhard Freilinger decided as a young child that he would become a surgeon. One day in 1988, Prof. Dr. Gerhard Freilinger received an urgent request to go to Vienna’s international airport to take custody of Iranians and Kurds arriving from the Middle East who had survived chemical weapons attacks.