The first Egyptian flight attendant with Down syndrome

Heba Atef became Egypt’s first Down Syndrome flight attendant to fly a separate flight from Cairo to Khartoum entitled “The Journey of Humanity”. The trip lasted from November 30th to Thursday December 5th.

In collaboration with Badr Aviation Company and the Smart Mind Training Center in Khartoum, the memorable “Journey of Humanity” was sponsored by the United Nations International Commission and was specifically designed for people with disabilities. Indeed, the stewardess outfit was tailored specifically for Atef, according to her mother.

In a previous interview, Atef revealed that she had overcome many difficulties, especially in 2011, when she was diagnosed with blood cancer.

However, Atef bravely fought the disease, winning her battle with cancer after five exhausting years. Atef was also persistent in completing her education despite her illness, revealing that she was the only student with Down’s syndrome.

Finally, it is noted that Atef also met with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and with Egyptian Minister of Culture Inas Abdel Dayem at the launch of the Cairo International Book Fair in 2019, where he participated in various arts-focused activities.

Article translated from Greek by Lampros Yiangou (AbleBook)