Dr. Saad personifies key instillments that many seem to have abandoned today resulting in the loss of thousands of youth to the ridiculous such as drug addiction and accidental suicide by selfie.
These include a reverent belief in GOD Almighty, an appreciation for the good our fellow mankind has contributed to the world, and an abiding desire to emulate the same. His parents raised him and his seven siblings with hope as expectation, not an elusive spot on a dartboard but a sure bullseye on a chart of recognized achievement.
They worked wise and diligently inside and outside of the home and expected the same of each of their children. They actively demonstrated unto them the cause and effect of integrity, work, knowledge, and accumulated monetary value.
Married for over forty years, Dr. Saad Saad and his wife raised their four children unto success in their respective careers just like their father, mother, aunts and uncles before them; two surgeons, one lawyer, and one ICU nurse.
Dr. Saad Saad willingly concedes that not everyone believes as he does that only God knows the fate of every individual. Nevertheless, the members of his lineage clearly make it a point to do all within their power to see to it that their daily activities are more aligned with success than haphazardness or destruction.
His admiration of certain mentors and historical icons attests to his and his family’s values. After a medical career that spanned nearly five decades, he still vividly recalls how his mentor Dr. H. B. Othersen emphasized the importance of a bedside manner and practical analysis that regarded all patients the same regardless of their “color, religion, mental or physical abilities, or financial status.” Read more: Life Lessons from Dr. Saad Saad, Pediatric Surgeon and When Child Swallows Foreign Object – Advice From Dr. Saad Saad
Don’t miss it. These were values embraced amidst a societal atmosphere of mid-1960’s USA in Charleston, South Carolina nonetheless. Similarly, Dr. Saad Saad encourages all to study the life of former President Abraham Lincoln, a man of great resolve who poised against the contemporary current of life in the USA and instituted the Emancipation Proclamation, a singularly brave step even for the President.
In the life of Dr. Saad Saad we can also see a continual presence of mind even from his youth. As a teenager, during the summers he would work in construction with some of his brothers.
Originally approaching it as a potential career, the Kuwaiti heat soon redirected him toward deeper studies that he may attain the coolness of a hospital, one of the few places where power was expended on air conditioning, by becoming a doctor. He exhibited how sure he was by ranking salutatorian of his medical school graduating class.
Had he not recognized and honestly admitted his discomfort of the sweltering outdoors, whether per hubris or who knows why we deny ourselves our true feelings, Dr. Saad Saad may have missed acquisition of his legendary medical achievements. Instead, he holds the respect among his colleagues for over four decades of exemplary service to mankind as a lead pediatric surgeon and hospital director.
Dr. Saad Saad is accredited with at least two patented inventions still utilized ubiquitously in the medical field today. And he has led in multiple missions to Jerusalem to administer critical surgical care to their destitute children.
You may think, ‘Well, many doctors do that.’ But consider, as a little boy, he and his family were uprooted from what they knew as home due to the West Bank dispute. His father nearly lost them as he was at work at the time of their forced removal.
Dr. Saad Saad is a man who lives his truth.
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