Her Parents Were Stuck in Afghanistan, So She Took the Journey of a Lifetime

At a regular family dinner, on a normal Wednesday evening, Latifa Sidiqi told her kids that she was going to fly to Afghanistan.

It was May 2022, nearly a year after the Taliban takeover. But Latifa, 51, said she needed to go back to the country she’d left nearly two decades before, pick up her elderly parents and bring them to St. Louis.

Her kids, all grown, thought it was a joke. Read more here.