The Google Doodles, those creative graphics that appear next to the logo on the Google homepage, have entertained, delighted and instructed millions of people since they first appeared in 1998. But today's image pays no tribute to any figure famous or a historical or cultural event, but it presents the work of Arantza Pea Popo, a young student who won the national Doodle for Google contest of the United States 2019 with an image created in honor of her mother.
The announcement was made during The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, where the young woman received the news with joy and expressed her satisfaction with the achievement.
“When I grow up, I hope to take care of my mother as much as she takes care of me all my life,” Arantza wrote in the statement presented with her work of art, entitled Once you get it, give it back, which appears today on the home page of Google. In Arantza's Doodle, you can see a framed image of a woman with a baby in her arms, inspired by a real photo of her mother holding her sister. Below the photo is Arantza, taking care of her mother when she is older in the future.
Arantza, began drawing when he was three years old and said he wants to publish alternative graphic novels and cmics in the future. He graduated as the best in his class at Arabia Mountain High School in DeKalb County, Georgia, and attended the University of Southern California in the fall.
Described by her mother as someone who "illuminates any room she is in," this creative young woman dreams of helping her mother do all the things in life she has not been able to do, such as traveling the world. , while continuing to focus on his school work and visual arts.
Google Doodle honors the Argentine surgeon who saved thousands of lives
Just a few weeks ago, the image of Google was dedicated to celebrating the 96 years of the birth of Ren Gernimo Favaloro, an Argentine cardiac surgeon who did a pioneering work in coronary artery bypass surgery. This surgical procedure, also called open heart surgery, is done to allow blood to flow around the clogged blood vessels in the heart, and has helped save thousands of lives through the decades.
Among other things that are part of his legacy, Favaloro established the Favaloro Foundation in Buenos Aires, which continues to train and teach innovative techniques to doctors throughout Latin America. But the most important thing is that this medical center attends to patients according to their needs instead of their ability to pay, based on one of the clever phrases of this pioneer: “Every doctor and, in this case, I will say that every scientist should dedicate his life to the service of humanity. ”
Dr. Ren Gernimo Favaloro was born in the city of La Plata, Argentina, on July 12, 1923. He spent the first 12 years of his medical career as a rural doctor in a small farming community, where he built an operating room, trained his own nurses , established a local blood bank and educated patients on how to prevent common diseases. The experience left him with the conviction for life that medical care was a basic human right, regardless of economic circumstances.
In 1962, he traveled to the United States to continue his practices at the Cleveland Clinic, where he worked with Mason Sones, a pioneer of cinematography (reading and interpretation of coronary and ventricular images). After years of study, Favaloro came to the conviction that coronary artery bypass grafting could be an effective therapy.
On May 9, 1967, this Argentine doctor performed a revolutionary operation on a 51-year-old woman who presented a blockage in the right coronary artery: with the use of a cardiopulmonary machine he stopped his heart, and used a vein on his leg to redirect the blood flow around the obstruction. The historic operation was a success and, since then, the procedure has saved countless lives during the last half century.