Dr. Saad Saad is a reputable pediatric surgeon. In his over forty years of practicing medicine, he has saved the lives of thousands of children. Many doctors and government organizations came to him over the years, seeking his assistance in medical matters.
As a successful doctor, Dr. Saad Saad has believed in performing acts of philanthropy by providing medical care free of charge to those less fortunate. The Palestine Children’s Relief Fund (PCRF) is a charity that has sought Dr. Saad’s expertise on several occasions. The organizations’ goal is to provide medical assistance to Arab children in the Middle East who lack the funds necessary to pay for medical care.
It was in 2002 that Dr. Saad was first asked for assistance from PCRF. The organization brought a fifteen-year-old boy from the West Bank to the United States who had been shot multiple times. The boy had been saved by doctors in Israel but was suffering from complications that the Israeli doctors were having trouble treating successfully. Learn more about Dr. Saad Saad: https://www.vitals.com/doctors/Dr_Saad_Saad.html
Dr. Saad Saad concluded that the young boy needed his expertise and he performed a seven-hour surgery, fixing the internal damage caused by the bullets. Dr. Saad was approached a second time by the PCRF to treat a girl who was born with her intestines too close to her abdomen. Dr. Saad was able to successfully treat her.
The PCRF also brought a boy to Dr. Saad who had lost the use of one of his legs after he had been hit with a bomb. The boy needed a complex nerve transplant, a treatment that Dr. Saad was uncomfortable performing. However, he contacted an experienced doctor who was able to perform the surgery on the boy, while Dr. Saad ensured that all the other boy’s medical needs were taken care of. The boy was eventually able to return home and walk again. Read more: When a Child Swallows a Foreign Object – Advice by Dr. Saad Saad and Life Lessons from Dr. Saad Saad, Pediatric Surgeon
The PCRF would also ask Dr. Saad Saad on eight occasions if he could travel to Palestine and treat poor children who needed medical assistance. As a believer in philanthropy, Dr. Saad Saad felt it was his obligation to provide medical care to children whose parents could not afford to pay for care.
Dr. Saad Saad also used these trips to Palestine as a reason to share his extensive knowledge with younger doctors. He felt that training these doctors would enable them to provide better care for their own people and their patients would not have to travel to another country just to receive necessary medical treatment.
In 2008 when Dr. Saad Saad first traveled to Palestine to provide medical care, he performed the entire surgery while the other doctors watched and learned from him. On his final trip in 2015, he was able to sit back and observe as the other doctors were now more than capable.