I was a doctor in Damascus. As a surgeon, my job was to preserve life. Unfortunately, the war flooded our hospitals with innocent civilians. Our ability to treat these patients diminished over time. Doctors left as the war escalated.
Finally, I had to make the decision to take my family and leave the country to find a safe place to raise my children. I miss Syria. It saddens my heart to see it destroyed. Maybe one day we can return home, but I would imagine it will be at least 20 years.