Ahmad is a doctor and a Syrian refugee, who arrived in the UK last year. He's living in London and volunteering at our clinic, while he studies for the tests required to work in the NHS.

We published Ahmad's story on our website recently and we had an amazing response. Dozens of people emailed us with supportive messages for him, commending him for volunteering and wishing him all the best for his new life here in the UK. 

Ahmad had to flee Syria in 2014 after he was arrested and jailed for treating wounded people in towns under government siege. His specialism is oncology and his ambition is to work as an oncologist in the UK.

"It really meant a lot to me when I saw that people had sent nice words of support and encouragement. I swear I can't find enough words to say thank you. So, thank you from the bottom of my heart," Ahmad said after reading the messages. You can watch his message to everyone who sent their good wishes in the video above.

Cath, one of our supporters who is a cancer patient, sent a message to Ahmad about how much she values oncologists. Here's Ahmad reading out Cath's message and giving his reply:





Jon, another of our supporters, wrote to us from Canada to tell Ahmad he'd been so inspired by his story that he was going to volunteer to help refugees in his area. Here's Ahmad reading out Jon's message and giving his reply:





Thank you to everyone who sent supportive messages to Ahmad. Our clinics across London, where we treat vulnerable patients such as asylum seekers, undocumented migrants and homeless people, rely on volunteer medics and caseworkers. We couldn't do our work without brilliant people like Ahmad.

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