Sebastian Acevedo didn’t always know he wanted to be a doctor. He’s currently a medical student at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, but experiences as a child helping his parents navigate U.S. health care opened his eyes to the system’s many flaws. When Acevedo was 4 years old, he immigrated with his family to the United States from Colombia. They settled in Ventnor City, New Jersey, where from a very young age, Acevedo said, he served as an informal interpreter for his parents. And when his mother was diagnosed with chronic venous insufficiency — a condition that occurs when your leg veins don’t allow blood to flow back up to your heart — he took on the role of translator between her and the doctors she saw for her care. To read the full story.