Despite the war, and all the problems that it had brought upon us, other issues that previously existed still remain.
In Syria we have always had many charities; for cancer, Palestine, orphans etc.
Despite the fact that we are now amongst those who need charity we are still trying to maintain the charity that we previously gave.
The video below is a charity event for cancer patients. To me what makes our situation even more difficult is that old problems do not get magically replaced by new ones, instead it is more like a building block analogy, new problems continue to compile on top of old ones.
For example, the sick is still sick and there is even less attention on them now because there are more people in need at the moment. Our duty is to also remember those who we used to help in the past and not just leave them and move on to more recent cases.
We still believe that we should help others and do everything that we are capable of in order to be helped. Do good and good will come to you.
Let me put it this way, i want you to think of all the problems you have in your life, whether it may be a mental or a physical disease, heartbreak, whether you’ve lost someone or whatever it may be, perhaps not even this tragic. It could even be stress from work or university.
Now i want you to imagine yourself in the same situation you are in plus having to fear for your safety, and in a way live on the edge. This has become our life.
You might be confused now, seeing these posts of us going out and enjoying ourselves.
Well when this has become your life you have two options:
Sit, cry and be depressed the whole time. Or try to live your life as normal as possible whilst you still can.
Syrians are very talented people, and we plan to use our talent to showcase our passion and make a positive difference, whether it is by music, art, handcraft etc. Perhaps it is because this is how we express ourselves.