Tag: Dr. David Scales
“Do you eat eye?” the man asked me, tearing meat away from a sheep’s skull.
“No, I do not eat eye,” I replied, pleased to have been given an out. “Thank you.”
I was the guest of honor at a small apartment on the outskirts of Amman, Jordan, where a group of about 15 Syrian refugee men all live together. Their uniting bond is their paralysis: All have spinal cord injuries from fighting in the Syrian civil war.
A few of the men had been my patients back in 2013, when I volunteered at a spinal cord injury apartment in Amman. At the time, their situation struck me as hopeless. I had good reason to feel that way — but I turned out to be wrong.