Local doctors treat Syrian refugees in Jordan (Video)

Sofia Shakir in Jordan

By Ryan Connelly Holmes

Chicago-area pediatricians Sofia Shakir and Jihad Shoshara have been married 20 years.

In 2015 they did something for the first time as a couple: they each went on a medical mission trip to Jordan to treat Syrian refugees. Shoshara had gone on medical trips before, but Shakir had not.

Shakir traveled to Jordan in November, while her husband was there in March.

The doctors went with the Syrian American Medical Society, which has sent volunteers to Syria, Jordan, Turkey, and Lebanon since the organization started in 2007.

Watch Shakir and Shoshara share their experiences:

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Photo at top: Sofia Shakir treats a child in Jordan. (Courtesy: Jihad Shoshara)