Semra, my lovely grandma, was from a small village located in Malatya, Turkey. As a middle schooler, she was betrothed to a fifty year old man, however, she ran away to study as an independent high school student. She went on to place fourth in the entire Turkish national university exams, which landed her in the best medical school in Turkey. From there, she finished medical school as a valedictorian, and became one of the few women doctors in Zeynep Kamil Women's Health Hospital. In a few years, she became the chief of surgery, the only women chief of surgery yet in Turkey.