Faris Bin Hizam has complained that some great accomplishments by the men and women of this country do not receive the attention they deserve in the mainstream media. He is right. That’s why I want to dedicate this post to these great people, especially women. I want to celebrate them and let the world know that our women are making a difference not just for Saudi Arabia but for the whole world.
I am proud of Dr. Huwaida Al Guthami, the heart surgeon at Prince Sultan Cardiac Center who pioneered some of most recent advancements in this field. Dr. Al Guthami was recently awarded with the King Faisal medallion of the fourth degree.
I am proud of Buthaina Al Nassr, the first Saudi female news anchor. Buthaina was the first face to welcome the viewers at the launch of Al Ekhbariya news channel, and she continues to deliver some of the best reporting work on local issues on television.
These three women and many others work hard everyday to make life better for all of us. In addition to them, there are millions who do the same away from the limelight. Take my grandmother for example: although she was widowed twice when she was young, she worked hard to support her family and raised all of her children to become contributing members to their society. When my father (may his soul rest in peace) said he wants to leave school and get a job to help the family she firmly refused and insisted that he continues his education. He became a teacher and his brother became a dentist, and till this day, there is nothing my family puts more emphasis on than education. I am proud of her, and I am thankful that she continues to bless our life with her prayers and wisdom.