Steve Sosebee

Steve Sosebee - Palestine

International Contribution to Arab Society - 2020

Steve Sosebee was born in 1965 in Kent, Ohio. He is the co-founder, President/CEO of the

US-based nonprofit humanitarian medical relief organization, the Palestine Children’s Relief

Fund, which was founded in 1991 in Palestine while he was working as a journalist and met

many injured kids in need of medical care they could not get in their occupied country. Since it’s

founding, the PCRF has become the main NGO in the world sending sent thousands of

international volunteers to provide free medical care for tens of thousands of sick and injured

Arab children in Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Iraq who could otherwise not get the

care that they needed locally. PCRF also arranges free surgery outside of the Middle East for

over one thousand injured Arab children, regardless of their nationality, race or religion.

In 1993, Steve married Huda Al Masri in Ramallah and they had two girls, Deema and Jenna,

during their 17-year marriage, which ended with the passing of Huda from cancer in 2009.

In 2013, the PCRF opened the first pediatric cancer department in Palestine in the name and

honor of Huda.

In 2016, Steve remarried Dr. Zeean Salman, an American-Sudanese pediatric oncologist.

They have one daughter, Layla-Fawzyah.

In 2018, Steve was given a Palestinian passport and ID card, living in the West Bank now as a


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