The Greatest Gift is Love
It was a couple minutes after the first bomb went off that my view into medicine, into life, completely changed.
My father was deployed to Afghanistan for two years. He is a big personality and came to know many Afghan locals. In August 2021, when the Afghan government fell, my father’s social media accounts received many messages as Afghans reached out to him in fear – seeking help as the Taliban blasted, beat, and murdered its way through the country.
(The author of this essay has asked to remain anonymous due to security reasons with the family members written about in the essay still hiding in Afghanistan.)