Don’t we all just love it when we see some well-deserved viral content on our social media platforms! Whether you’ve checked Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, you must have seen pictures or posts about the ‘King of Hearts’, Sir Magdi Yacoub.
In a world where university professors are overprotective about their work, and CEOs prefer to keep their positions than to spread their knowledge to their employees, this was what the world-renowned Egyptian surgeon said, “I don’t want anything that I know to be lost when I die. I want to give it all to the youth”.
A truly inspiring role-model, Professor Magdi Habib Yacoub has contributed to advancing the level of heart surgeries globally, trained doctors across the region, and treated children and adults all over the world.
With nearly 40,000 open heart surgeries and over 2,000 heart transplants, this selfless man has been giving throughout his life and is aiming to give to future generations as well.
Sir Yacoub is a true symbol of humanity, providing free medical services for those in need. Whenever he speaks at interviews, he attributes his success and achievements to his cooperative team.
In 1996, Sir Yacoub founded a children’s charity called ‘Chain of Hope’, to help children in war-torn countries receive cardiac care.
On Thursday, Sir Magdi Yacoub was honored by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, as part of the third Arab Hope Makers annual event. As part of the event, the New Magdi Yacoub Global Heart Hospital in Cairo received a total of EGP 360 million in donations.