Mouehla is heading to Harvard

 At age 8, Hanif Mouehla lay unconscious, intubated in Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital as his small body fought through another sickle cell crisis.

Now 17, Mouehla is heading to Harvard. He graduated from Northern Valley Regional High School in Old Tappan, New Jersey, in June — while there, he served as class president, established the school’s Black Student Club and played Varsity football.

Mouehla plans to major in molecular and cellular biology on a pre-med track. He wants to specialize in hematology, the study of blood and blood disorders like sickle cell, the disease that nearly killed him and the one that a research treatment cured.

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