Lady who fled her country because of war becomes pilot in the United Kingdom

Lady who fled her country because of war becomes pilot in the United Kingdom

- Maya Ghazal has overcome grave challenges in life to achieve her dream as she became the first female Syrian-refugee pilot

- The lady ran away from her country as a teenager when war ravaged her nation and she turned to the UK

- In the UK, she was able to get her life together, studied engineering, and became an overall conqueror

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A Syrian lady, Maya Ghazal, has shown that no matter the challenges of the past, against all odds, anybody can still achieve their dreams.

Maya had to run away from her country, Syria, when she was just a teenager of 15 years old. Luckily for her, the United Kingdom received her with open arms.

While in the country, the teenager swotted hard and became a good English user and speaker before she made it into an engineering program

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When Maya got to the UK, she worked really hard to achieve her dream.
Photo source: Twitter/Goodable
When Maya got to the UK, she worked really hard to achieve her dream. Photo source: Twitter/Goodable
Source: UGC

Despite life dealing her an ugly blow, she had a dream to become the first Syrian-refugee female pilot, and she achieved that.

See some of her photos below:

In commending the lady, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees posted her photo as a teen and now that she has fulfilled her dream, telling Maya they are proud of her.

Below are some of the comments her accomplishment got on Twitter:

@yassin_helmi said:

"Astonishing @GhazalMia. Keep moving forward with your career and development."

@SpaceDeacon said:

"Great work! I´m currently struggling with getting me body and head to cooperate during the traffic pattern haha and your victory is such an inspiration. As someone else commented: There is no reason to not wear a crown. You are a queen!"

@JoChitlik said:

"How fabulous!.....personally I see no reason to stop wearing the crown."

@DhamyDairy said:

"I wish I can be like her."

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Meanwhile, it was earlier reported that years after posing beside an aeroplane, a young man with the Twitter handle @WorstBehavior78 finally fulfilled his dream of being a pilot.

@WorstBehavior78 revealed this as he joined the "How it started. How it is going" challenge on Twitter.

His post on Twitter has gone really viral as many tweeted on the need to keep working on one's dream no matter how big it seems.

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