Celia Peterson Filmmaker | Photographer

Seventeen year-old Assiya Al Bakour (left in image, pictured with her sister) wants to become a surgeon. “No, no, not a nurse,” she shuddered for a moment & insisted, “I am ambitious! I want to be in the operation room where all the real action takes place,” he explained.

Her heart, she says, is “a very brave one,” and her “tough nature,” makes her the perfect person to handle “serious wounds and injuries.” She has taken on the responsibility of pulling of her sibling’s loose milk teeth whenever her mother feared to handle the task! Assiya: Left, (Words by Hala Droubi)

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