Francine Leca was France’s first female cardiac surgeon. Forty years later, she admits that her career required not only great determination, but also great personal sacrifice. While she claims to “repair hearts like a mechanic”, her genius is no joke: she's devoted her life to saving children across the globe. And at 80, she's still ticking along.
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