Getting the opportunity to talk to an accomplished and well-renown pediatric surgeon does not happen often, but Dr. SaadSaad granted an interview not too long ago. He’s been a great surgeon all of his life and has provided care for children who truly need it. It did not take long for the interviewer to see that Saad has not only had success in his field but also has a great story to share with the world.
A big part of the interview was devoted to his children. All of them are highly passionate and successful individuals. One is a skilled nurse and the other two are surgeons, which definitely made Dr. Saad quite proud. A fourth child is a lawyer should the family ever need legal assistance. The pediatric surgeon said that passing down his love for education to his children has been a dream come true.
Dr. Saad has been in the industry for 47 years and has finally retired. His career was filled with complicated surgeries, but his work was successful. He also introduced innovations and inventions to make each surgery more precise or to decrease risks. Saad continued to talk about his illustrious career but made it a point to mention how gratifying it has been to participate in Medical Missions to Jerusalem. He was able to provide help to impoverished children in that region who sorely need medical care.
Dr. Saad believes that with preserverance anything is possible. He has seen the power of preserverance prevail in his life numerous times, including when he was a child back in Palestine. He was born in the late 1940s, meaning that his childhood was marred by the dramatic changes that his home country was going through, like the creation of Israel. Young Saad and his family were forced to relocate to the West Bank. His father was not home when this forced relocation happened, so they were afraid they would never see him again. This situation was scary and traumatic but that did not stop his father from searching for them. He eventually found them.
The change was scary, but his father told his children that, no matter the situation, education can get you through any situation. Yes, their home was taken away and their livelihood as well, but his father was able to secure work in Kuwait not long after this event. This happened because he was a skilled petroleum mechanic, which was a job that needed to be filled in several places of the country. Learn more: 29
Dr. Saad comes from a family of eight children, and they all pursued education just like he did. One is a well-respected teacher who has been hoping to pass on the importance of education to children. Two are surgeons like he is while two others are doctors. The last two are accomplished engineers. It is clear that the events in their lives and the lessons their father taught them has definitely propelled the family forward.