Doctor Rino Kani is currently aboard the USS Athena.
- Full Name: Rino Kani (Bajoran Naming Convention: Last name First name)
- Current Rank: Ensign
- Duty Post: Doctor
- Race: Bajoran
- Date of Birth: 236408.01
- Place of Birth: Bajor
- Gender: Male
- Telepathic status: None
- Tattoo: On his left shoulder blade is the name Rin in black ink inside a red rose.
- Spouse: None
- Children: None
- Parents: Both Alive on SB118
- Siblings: Youngest of seven kids.
Rino Kani and Sabrina met on 118 before Sabrina left for Starfleet, during those years they became close friends. Unknown to Sabrina Kani fell in love with Sabrina and upon his graduation of Med School he got his nickname for her 'Rin' Tattooed on his shoulder. His love for her to date is unrequited, and she does't know Kani's feelings for her and chances are high that he will always love her.
Kani was six and the youngest of seven children when his parents moved them from their home on Bajor. They actually ended up drifting for a while until they were picked up by a Freighter who was shuttling refuges from all over the quadrant to StarBase 118. Kani wasn’t exactly shy on the Starbase as he had made a number of friends, all of which he was sad to leave when he left for Earth at eighteen after his parents disowned him because he didn’t care about the Prophets. Kani arrived on Earth with nothing except a heart and a dream. By a bizarre happenstance of luck, he met a kindly old man named Kyle Dryden. Dryden had no children of his own so he took pity on Kani and offered him a chance at being a Doctor. Kani was thrilled, so much that he took Dryden up on his offer and went on to medical school. There he took his undergrad in Nursing and went on to get both his Ph.D in Psychology and his M.D. Kani worked with Dryden at Dryden’s private medical practice all through school, and for a year after as part of the agreement they had made. Once the year was up, Kani left Earth to see the stars.
Story behind his tattoo - On his left shoulder blade is the name Rin in black ink inside a red rose. Kani got this tattoo the day of his graduation from Medical School to honor the first crush and the first friend he ever had, because it reminded him of true friendship, a bond that could never be broken no matter how the stars are aligned.
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