Three months after coming to the US, 38 year old Tedros remembers life before his long journey. Born in Adisba, Ethiopia, Tedros attended school until he finished his High School education. Around the time of his graduation, the Eritrea’s forces beat Ethiopia’s army. During this short period of peace, Tedros began nursing school in Eritrea. Politically, the region was unsettled and he only was able to complete one year of schooling before Eritrea declared independence leading to more disputes with Ethiopia. These two countries would battle for 13 years.