“To be able to take somebody who is suffering and have their trust, it’s powerful,” he said.

Ozgur is a neurosurgeon and chief of service for the Neurosurgical Spine Program at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach. But this doctor does more than clock hours to help local patients – he also travels to the other side of the world with the Palestine Children’s Relief Fundnonprofit in his spare time to help more people.