The Spirit of Rise Above

Central Valley Today

Meet the man behind the Rise Above Movement. Dr. Kelvin Higa of Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital shares how he got inspired by his patient’s stories during their journey to bariatric surgery. 

Dr. Higa is the Program Director of Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery at Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital. He noticed how his patient’s journey to surgery always provided a moving and inspirational story of perseverance and overcoming obstacles. Hence, the spirit of Rise Above was born and shared with the community because everyone has a story.

If you know someone who has risen above life’s tough challenges just head over to the website,, to nominate them and learn more.

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