As a 20 year old, going to Lebanon on my first medical mission was a life changing experience. Although I haven’t finished my Dental school yet, I was able to help and make a change in their lives. A very fascinating thing was that most doctors and volunteers were non-Syrians, which gave me hope and opened up many doors for the Syrian crisis in terms of finding solutions and spreading awareness. Syrian American Medical Society is a nonpolitical, nonprofit medical relief organization that is working on the front lines of crisis relief in Syria and neighboring countries to alleviate suffering and save lives. SAMS proudly provides medical care and treatment to every patient in need. Before the trip I was overwhelmed and wanted to help but I didn’t know how. I tried my best being active in my community and I advocated with Syrian American Council for what’s happening in Syria. But still, that wasn’t enough for me. It wasn’t satisfying. When I went, I met Syrians, Kurds and Palestinians who are suffering from injustice and war, as well as other inspiring volunteers that shifted my whole prospective about what we can all do to help. Now, coming back from the refugee camps, doesn’t mean forgetting what I’ve seen and went through. My work will not stop, I will be going to many other countries to give, learn and experience. My dream is to rebuild those camps and provide medical clinics in each of them. The hardest and biggest part of making a change, is yourself. Ourselves should be committed to make the change, no matter what happens. Even if i lost my voice, I will keep being the voice of the voiceless. I will keep my voice heard in a good and effective way, i will never settle down until i see humanity spreading all around the universe, until Syria is back to its people.

Syrian Lebanese Boarder Camp, AlArida.