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Saif fled a war, became a pharmacist, and now helps other refugees

January 12, 2023 | 4 minute watch time

“I remember holding my mom’s hand, praying we’d survive,” recalls Saif Namiq about the fighting one night outside his home in Baghdad, Iraq.

When Saif and his family came to San Diego to start a new life, he worked hard to fulfill his dream of becoming a pharmacist — overcoming both cultural and language barriers. Today, Saif helps other Middle Eastern refugees follow the same path to success. His remarkable story reminds us of the power of giving back.

Thank you, Saif, for your incredible generosity and helping to pave the way for others. #CVSHeartAtWork

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