Saudi doctor Mariam Saleh bin Laden, is one of the most prominent women advocates for the Syrian refugee children. She combined her philanthropy and humanitarian work with her favorite hobby which is swimming and was successful in opening the first free medical facility of its kind for dental treatment in the Syrian refugee camp in the region of Azraq in Jordan.
Bin Laden broke two records this year. She was the first woman to swim the British River Thames at a distance stretching to 101 miles, in 10 days; she also crossed the English Channel swimming a distance of 21 miles (34 km).
In her interview with Al Arabiya, Mariam Salah bin Laden stated that growing up in Jeddah, with such strong values of social solidarity, was one of the main reasons that instilled the passion of humanitarian work in her.
Mariam pointed out that this triumph was the starting point toward achieving her ambition in assisting the Syrian refugees, and a push forward in the journey of humanitarian work, which she considers as the derivative of strength and motivation in her life.
Mariam Saleh bin Laden, titleholder of the German Board of Dentistry pointed out that: "The opening of a special dental medical center for Syrian refugees in the Azraq camp is an important step. The center will provide a free service to a large number of refugees who have lost everything.”
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