“Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes the teamwork, the company work, a society work, civilization work.” – Vince Lombardi
Women Physicians for Humanity is proud of its members’ collective efforts and individual achievements. Each month we will be highlighting one member’s contributions to the organization and to our overall mission. We hope that this serves as a source of inspiration and motivation for all of us.
We are honored to recognize Dr. Kelly Griffin. In June of 2016, Dr. Griffin set out on a medical mission with the Syrian American Medical Association. During her weeklong stay at two government-run Greek refugee camps, she worked with an international team of medical volunteers treating a wide array of patients of all ages.
Dr. Griffin’s team managed everything from primary care needs to high acuity medical emergencies. She shared her journey with us via daily updates to the WP4H Facebook page. Through her words and pictures, we were all transported to a place where the human spirit faces one of its biggest challenges. This life-changing journey only added to Dr. Griffin’s dedication and commitment to this impoverished community. Her last Facebook entry was especially powerful and we hope that her words will serve as a message to the world.
“Please, if you’re still reading this, do something. Write letters supporting the resettlement of refugees. Support the organizations who support them. SAMS. MSF. UNHCR. Swiss Cross. The Nurture Project. Save the Children. Volunteer… We are a caring species. Prove it.
I will be advocating for refugees for the rest of my life. I hope to return to Iliadis in the future if I can arrange it.” – Dr. Kelly Griffin.