Dr. Nora Abdullah was born and raised in Texas, but her family is from Syria. She just returned from two weeks on the ground in a region ravaged by earthquakes.
DALLAS — Long before Nora Abdullah even knew she’d become a doctor, she made trips to Syria to see her family.
She was born and raised in Texas but fondly remembers those childhood visits.
The Syria she knew then is not the Syria of today.
“Just seeing the amount of people that are displaced and living there looking for somewhere safe was surreal,” Abdullah said hours after returning to Texas.
She is now Dr. Nora Abdullah, a psychiatrist at UT Southwestern Medical Center.
She landed back home in Dallas late Saturday night after spending two weeks in Syria and Turkey on an emergency medical mission with the nonprofit group MedGlobal.
The region was hit by a massive earthquake and multiple devastating aftershocks in February.