morning of their procedures, the Atrial Septal Defect (ASD)
patients are surprisingly composed: in the past week they
have traveled from their remote village on the northern
Tibetan plateau to the capitol city of Lhasa, they've taken
ever, and they've taken up residence in the bustling
metropolis of Beijing. And today's heart surgery? Merely
another day in what has turned out to be a grand adventure.