A Muslim, Kelli arrived here just two weeks after one of this nation's darkest moments in history — the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. And when he and his family got here, they relied on the help of a generous Christian church and fellow refugees. He started out washing dishes at a local restaurant and is now a cardiologist at Emory University.
The 34-year-old Lilburn resident is achieving his American dream by helping immigrants and refugees. Meanwhile, he is speaking up for them amid President Donald Trump's travel ban, which is sharply curtailing this nation's refugee resettlement program.