Somalian refugee runs clinic that treated her after she fled to the US

Somalian refugee runs clinic that treated her after she fled to the US

- Young doctor Anisa Ibrahim is now the medical director of the Harborview Medical Center's Paediatric Clinic in Seattle

- The clinic was the same facility that took care of her and her siblings when they arrived in the United States

- The medical director explained to BBC that the facility had been extremely supportive and she does well to replicate the gesture to others

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A girl who fled to the United States as a refugee is now the medical director in the same hospital that catered for her after her arrival.

According to the BBC, Dr Anisa Ibrahim came from Somalia with her family when she was just six years old after conditions became unbearable for them in their home country.

The young lady, in an interview on Newsday, explained that it has been two decades since they arrived in the United States.

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She recalled that the Harborview Medical Center's Paediatric Clinic in Seattle had been extremely supportive of her siblings and herself.

Dr Ibrahim added it was their go-to-place anytime they fell ill and there was no discrimination. They were rather treated with respect without regard to their status at the time.

She went on to say that it had never crossed her mind that she would one day become a doctor and serve in the same facility.

As she continued with her studies, she was constantly inspired by the attention and treatment she and her family received.

Dr Ibrahim was drawn towards paediatrics and decided to become a doctor. The opportunity to become a practitioner in the clinic presented itself and many people around her encouraged her to take it.

"It meant a lot to me," she said, explaining that assuming the position of helping other refugees and immigrants just as she was helped back then is very emotional to her.

She makes sure, she said, to give back what she had received freely and be of maximum benefit to them.

Aside from that, her qualifications aligned with the chance to run the clinic and she has now assumed the position of the medical director.

Briefly.co.za previously reported that Princess Butler, who was once homeless, successfully built a company named Financial Advantage Solutions, which has provided homes for more than 600 people and still counting.

Reportedly, the now successful entrepreneur did not even qualify for home loans at the time of the death of her guardians.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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