Since the beginning crisis in Syria 2011, Ms. Sumaya AlHamdosh, Head of Nursing Department in the Syrian Arab Red Crescent Pediatric Hospital in Aleppo bore the burden of medical logistics.
Ms. Sumaya AlHamdosh started working in the hospital in 1995 and was one of the first to volunteer for the Red Crescent in Aleppo in 1998. Sumaya is distinguished with courage and devotion in serving the injured, patients, disabled, and wounded.
Sumaya played a leading role in ensuring work continued at the Red Crescent Pediatric Hospital during the exceptional circumstances the country was experiencing.
“We have witnessed the...most difficult years here in Aleppo. They changed everything about us including our daily life style. However and despite the difficulty of those years, they raised our patience and tolerance and made us understand more people’s sufferings and the related problems that we did and still do our best to end,” said Sumaya.
Sumaya’s commitment to serving humanity as a volunteer and the head of nursing department did not prevent her from fulfilling her family duty, as a wife and a mother to three. She and her family share household chores so she can keep serving both humanity and her family. “My husband works in the same field, that’s why he so understands,” Sumaya added.
By Sana Tarabishi
Sumaya is a mother of three and Head of Nursing at the Red Crescent hospital in Aleppo