Love-based medicine

It has been more than five years now, five years of a tearing war that smashed all meanings of a peaceful life in Syria. That lovely piece of land that was once listed among the safest places on this planet. When I close my eyes remembering where we used to live, I can only imagine…

Lessons From Abroad

  Today I was approached by a Syrian Refugee from Daraa. “Salam, I heard you are from America. Would you mind helping me with my situation as I have just gotten an interview to come to America? I was asked where I would like to be relocated, but I have no idea.” Excited to hear…

Actively supporting Syrian refugees: A Syrian’s Lens

An amazing friend asked me yesterday how she could contribute to the Syrian refugees crisis, as she was watching the debate regarding this topic rising but not sure how to be part of the action. Thus, knowing that many friends would love to help within their capacity but aren’t sure who to trust, I am…

Father of The Nation

No words can be written to describe the individual and collective loss  – in terms of our humanity – that we faced yesterday when Nelson Mandela, the international emblem of dignity and forbearance, passed away. For as long as he lived, Nelson Mandela stood a symbol of peaceful change; and now this is our mantle…