These are a series of e-mails sent from Dr. Rand updating her friends across the world of the situation in Gaza. Her impressions, stories and frustrations shared each day to make sure the people of Gaza are not forgotten. As a pediatric neurologist, she tries to provide as much medical help as she can.

Dr. Askalan did her undergraduate degree in Medical Laboratory Technology and her Masters degree in Biochemistry at The American University of Beirut, Lebanon. She subsequently obtained her PhD in Neurosciences at University of Cambridge, England in 1994. She received her Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) from the University of Toronto in 2001. Currently, Rand is a clinical scientist at the Hospital for Sick Children and Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto.

Rand is also the Founder and Director of the Palestinian Healthy Child Fellowship program at Sick Kids International. The Fellowship Program allows physicians from Palestine to receive advanced training in specialized areas of pediatric medicine at SickKids. The program is completely funded by donations, if you want to help please go to:


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