Sandy Chin Helps Give Students An Opportunity To Get Reading During The Summer

Literacy is important when it comes to not only grades in school, but also the chance to succeed in life. This is why portfolio manager Sandy Chin dedicated much of her time this past summer leading PS11’s Summer Reading Program in New York. Not only did this program help students with their ability to read, but it also provided a safe space for these children to learn and interact with their friends during their summer break.

When Sandy Chin saw that PS11 was in need of help, she decided to be the one to take action by leading the program. While reading is essential and children need to have access to books during all times of the year, it’s especially important during the summer when they are not being encouraged by their school’s staff to do it. In many cases, providing books for their children can be a rather large financial burden especially for the school district that serves 2 housing projects for low-income residents. The students from PS11 are a diverse group of children who come from a variety of different backgrounds.

During the summer, many children’s reading skills slide because they are distracted by many other activities, some of these are not always good options and Chin saw that she could provide an effective solution for the problem in the district. Some children find themselves unable to read any books during their summer vacation because they just do not have access to them. With her own son being a student at the school, she ensures that he is able to read throughout the summer break. 3 months is a long time to go without reading and Sandy Chin wanted to make sure that every child in the school was able to if they wanted.

Sandy Chin is the Chief Investment Officer at Tidal Bore Capital as well as a Portfolio Manager for the company. Before working at Tidal Bore, Sandy Chin was with Visium Asset Management as a portfolio manager there as well. During her time with this company, she largely dealt with stocks related to the pharmaceutical industry. Currently, she is based out of New York.


Helping low-income and Underprivileged Children – Dr. Saad

In the eighties, Dr. Saad worked as a personal pediatric surgeon for the Saudi Arabian royal family. He got the job because he was the only surgeon certified by the board. He stayed there for four and a half years. Dr. Saad was born in Palestine, growing up with seven siblings.

He went to college to obtain his medical degree. He went to England for an internship. In the United States, he went to get his certificate as a pediatric surgeon. Dr. Saad took many test and exams that only came around every ten years.

He worked at King Specialist Hospital as a child surgeon. He was called in to do surgeries varying in difficulty. At the hospital, the doctor performed on a young child with an aneurysm. Dr. Saad was regarded highly of in the medical community.

His opinions on medical operations were taken with all seriousness of each patient. Dr. Saad worked as a medical director and chief surgeon at K Hovnanian Children Hospital.

The surgeon says that anyone can become successful in the United States. He says to read books by Abraham Lincoln and that everyone is equal in the eyes of God. Everyone is equal, no matter the skin color, race or religious background.

Dr. Saad provided students in Saudi Arabia to obtain their certificate without leaving their homeland. The prestigious doctor is now retired and lives in Red Bank, New Jersey. Read more: Dr. Saad Saad Medical Missions and Life Lessons from Dr. Saad Saad, Pediatric Surgeon

Palestine Children Relief Fund (PCFR) is an organization that was founded in 1991 to assist with the medical needs of Arab children. Around 2002, PCRF went to Dr. Saad to help perform an operation on a young fifteen-year-old child with a gunshot wound. The Israeli doctors were able to save his life but the injuries were complex.

The young child was sent to the States to have his surgery done by Dr. Saad. The surgery on the child was a success when Dr. Saad finished. He helped a young girl with her surgery by using a cover to help hide her abdominal section, and it went well just like the boy.

He went to Palestine to operate on eight different patients who could not get medical proper medical attention. Dr. Saad traveled to Palestine from 2008 to 2010 and once in 2015 for medical surgeries and emergencies.

He went there was to help those less fortunate than others. Dr. Saad spread his knowledge and skills to the current and future doctors. He wanted help with Palestine economy by training new doctors.

The doctor earned awards for his humanitarian efforts of the people of Palestine. The organization who flew out there and the Ministry of Health who awarded for his good deeds. He was given a gold medal as well for his efforts in Palestine. The prestigious doctor mentors and train new doctors in different communities and around the world.

In a recent update, the retired surgeon efforts with the medical field led to two inventions. One is a suction system that is paired with the endoscope. These tools will help make visibility of the body better by removing the fluids. His other invention is something that can track the catheter in the body. The device helps when there is an emergency situation.

Dr. Saad talks about when children get concussions and the signs to look for them. He recommends if a child has a concussion that turns serious, take them to the emergency. The well-known doctor says the concussion are injuries that repairs itself over time. For the tale-tell signs of a serious head injury would be these for signs. If a child has a blown pupil, headaches and drowsiness, motor control, and they will vomit. The surgeon said it will last between a few days to a few weeks. This will vary from child to child.