DR Waheed Arian scored a dream meeting with his footie idol when David Beckham presented him with the Best Doctor award at The Sun's Who Cares Wins awards. The inspirational medic, who picked up the gong on a star-studded night for inspirational hero s in London last week, has supported Man Utd since arriving in the UK as an Afghan refugee 21 years ago. And he could not contain his delight at picking up the gong from the Red Devils legend. Waheed, 36, from Chester, said: "To have David Beckham present this award to me . . . When I came here as a 15-year-old refugee, seeing David playing was amazing. "That's why I became a Man Utd fan, because of Sir Alex and David — that's who I grew up with." When he arrived from war-torn Afghanistan on his own as a teenager, Waheed had just £80 and the dream of becoming a doctor. He spent his childhood being shelled by Russian forces before fleeing to Pakistan, where he lived in a refugee camp. Witnessing tragic scenes — and picking up a potentially deadly combination of tuberculosis and malaria — he knew he wanted to make a difference in other people's lives. Most… Read full this story
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