‘Ottawa’ Capital Voices: ‘Everybody Would Like to save Lives, I think’
In anticipation of Canada’s sesquicentennial celebrations, the Citizen’s Bruce Deachman has been out in search of Ottawans — 150 of them — to learn their stories of life and death, hope and love, obsession and fear. From Feb. 2 until Canada Day, we’ll share one person’s story every day.
“I’m going to school at Woodroffe High School. I’m going into Grade 11. It starts next week. I’m happy to go back. I’m going to learn. I want to be a doctor. I’ve wanted to be a doctor since I was a baby. I like to help people. I would like to be a surgeon and save lives. Everybody would like to save lives, I think.”
— Medina Ismael. Laroche Park, Aug. 31, 2016.