Carrollton native Aneesa Husain has always wanted to do medical relief abroad since she was a student. This week, she is making that dream a reality. Husain, a physician assistant, will be helping Syrian refugees through a mission coordinated by IMANA Medical Relief (IMR). With a team of 7 medical professionals, they will treat refugees living in Jordan outside of UN camps.

A graduate of Southern Methodist University and Texas Tech, Husain has worked in urology cancer care for six and a half years. “I volunteered for refugees from Afghanistan at a local nonprofit. One refugee in particular, a young mother, was forced to leave her family behind,” said Husain. “I’d see what was happening in the news directly affecting her family. From a personal standpoint, it made me want to do more.”

Born and raised in the Dallas area, Husain had a quiet suburban upbringing. Besides her work as a physician assistant and volunteer, she recently started a South Asian fashion rental business for special events.

To donate to Aneesa Husain’s SaveSyria mission, visit