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From Baghdad to Buckingham: Iraqi doctor awarded MBE by British royalty

Baghdad ( – Iraqi palliative doctor and former speed-skater, Muhayman Nouri Jamil, was honored with the title of Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) by Prince William earlier this week.

Jamil, the grandson of the esteemed Baghdadi merchant and politician Abdul Qadir Pasha Al-Khudairi, graciously accepted the MBE medal in profound acknowledgment of his service to people with disabilities.

Driven by his passion for speed-skating, Jamil embarked on a transformative journey aimed at promoting inclusivity in sports through his groundbreaking initiative, “Wheels and Wheelchairs.” This visionary project goes beyond merely dismantling physical barriers; it empowers individuals with physical limitations to actively engage in athletic endeavors. At the heart of this initiative lies its unique approach of pairing skaters with wheelchair users, fostering a spirit of camaraderie and mutual encouragement as they journey together through the world of sports.

The monarch’s recognition of Jamil’s efforts stands as a powerful testament to the significant contributions of the Iraqi community to British society. It highlights the diversity and talent within the community and underscores the importance of recognizing and celebrating individuals who strive to make a positive impact, both locally and globally.

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