Friday, March 04, 2011

From Beirut to Jerusalem

I finally met Dr Ang Swee Chai at Trinity College, Cambridge last night!
Dr Radiah Salim told me about Dr Ang's medical relief efforts in Palestine. We are inspired by her, surgeon and humanitarian extraordinaire.

With her her husband Francis Khoo and some friends, Dr Ang helped to form the British charity Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP), following the 1982 Sabra-Shatilla massacres. In 1987, PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat awarded Dr Ang the "Star of Palestine", the highest award for the service to the Palestinians.

Meeting Dr Ang rekindles my childhood dream. If it's meant to be, God willing, medical school will happen at some point in my life. If it doesn't, I will try to help Dr Ang and Dr Radiah in whatever ways I can.

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