Dr, Anas Alkassem, CRS VP , said, “ Dr Nawal was an exceptional physician, who honored her oath of the principles of medicine; and sacrificed her time, efforts, and life to save the lives of injured and wounded Syrians. She risked her life moving from one location to other, helping people in dire needs for medical care, and conveying medications and medical supplies across the border from Turkey into Syria"
Remembering her outstanding professional and personal life, Dr Alkassem, said, ”Dr. N.Shakar had demonstrated unique bravery, overcome her personal family unfortunate events to provide care for Syrians in needs. Despite her husband’s detention by Syrian regime and the huge burden imposed on her as a single mom, taking care of three kids, she managed to maintain high spirit and extended her relief missions to more Syrians by spending more time in field hospitals and in the refugee camps.”
CRS extends condolence to Dr Shakar ’s family, her two sons, friends and colleagues. She will be remembered for her hard work in humanitarian aids and strong commitment to oath of medicine. In Dr. Shakar's memory, CRS has established a fund for the benefit of her kids. Please follow the link to make an online donation to this fund:
|My Trip To Aleppo / Syria There was also a two-year old girl, the same age as my youngest daughter, who was crying in severe pain because part of her brain tissues was bulging out from the top of her head. A medical student was trying to stitch her head after pushing back parts of her brain. Her brown eyes were looking at me as if she was asking for help. I pulled out a few twizzlers and lollipops I carried in my pockets for the children, and put them inside her hand. She squeezed them and tightened her grip. Twenty minutes later, I found her dead with the candies clenched in her palm. My eyes grew teary and I walked away. The most depressing events in the hospital were the c-sections. The room was often dark, and the pregnant woman would lie down on a freezing metallic, surgical table, waiting for the knife to cut open her abdomen, which of course was not numb with epidural. As a pediatrician, I would stand waiting for the new life to emerge without a warmer to lay the infant under, oxygen in case of an emergency, or suction tools. Many newborns died while transferring them from the dark and cold basement to the first floor. Did they die because of hypothermia or hypoxia? I didn’t know. The new mothers, who could not even stand up straight, were discharged home within a few hours after the c-section. Many of them walked away home carrying their newborn babies, dead or alive. read full trip report: click here|
The distress calls of the wounded, the bereaved, the abandoned orphans and all those who are suffering should incite us to act and not to sit idle. We must reach deep into our soul and call on all Canadians to give generously to help alleviate the suffering by providing relief needs such as medicine, first aid, equipment and food.
For this purpose, The Canadian Relief for Syria (CRS) was established. CRS is a humanitarian, non-profit, non-political body which aims to promote to raise relief funds, through Canadian non-governmental institutions, philanthropic institutions, civil and governmental, inside and outside of Canada. Our humanitarian, moral and civil duties unite us all, as Canadians, of all cultures, religious or ethnic groups. We call on you to respond to the call for assistance. Please give generously to Syria, and its people.
CANADIAN RELIEF FOR SYRIA (CRS) REGRETS GOVERNMENT'S DECISION TO REVERSE SENDING MEDICAL AIDS TO SYRIA
See a video recording of the press conference at :http://www.cbc.ca/player/Shows/ID/2269525301/