The teacher and the surgeon - and the friendly bet
Video by Milo Mitchell
Heather Hatchman, a Ventura elementary school teacher, made a deal with her UCLA Health doctor, breast surgeon Farnaz Haji, MD: If Hatchman finished her breast cancer treatment and worked on her recovery, Dr. Haji would visit her class and talk to her students.
Hatchman's treatment went well and Dr. Haji made good on her promise.
Dr. Haji not only spoke with Hatchman’s class but is now involved with Hatchman’s nonprofit, Vision Young Leaders Academy, through which children are inspired toward future success.
See how Hatchman and Dr. Haji bonded over a shared interest.