Aya Hammoud

International Language Academy of Canada

Aya, 18, was born in Tartous, Syria. She successfully completed the Diploma of General Secondary Studies in Science while fighting Neuritis. Her disease left her unable to sleep for days. Instead of feeling defeated by her health situation, she decided to use this time of her life to read and reflect on the country’s difficulties and to think about what kind of career she wanted to go for. Her choice to study medicine and then to specialise in neurology is self-explanatory.

Aya’s will to help others goes far beyond her career, as she dreams of one day having a charity to help those affected emotionally by war.