Aili Myasthenia Gravis Care Association is dedicated to caring and helping those that suffer from myasthenia gravis, an autoimmune neuromuscular disease that causes muscle weakness and fatigue.
Recently, the Aili Myasthenia Gravis Care Association received donations from a social enterprise. These donations are very special. They are non-hazard vegetables. Each week, we will receive a batch which weighs about 100-200 kilograms.
This is our first time accepting fresh products as a donation. After several days of discussion, we decided the distribution method. The vegetables were delivered to the office. The donating enterprise suggested we could ask the patients and our staff to take some of them. From November 27 to 28, 2013, the first batch of vegetables were distributed to 26 patients and staff. Each of them weighed 4.8 kilograms.
This is an important issue for grassroots organizations. We do not have much money and cannot afford to hire a large staff. Our office is very simple. We have to spend each penny wisely and economically. The founders of these organizations tend to be enthusiastic and brave and want to dedicate their time and energy to the cause. But with low pay and overloaded work, they have to bear a lot. In our organization, most of the staff are family members of the patients. They insist in speaking for vulnerable groups even though their living conditions are very poor.
No matter whether they are staff patients or family members, everyone passes on their positive spirit and dedication. When they devote their time, they need to be understood and cared for.
Thank you to this enterprise for their donation. The gave love not only to our patients but also to our staff. We will continue to spread this love because love makes us more powerful!
Original article written by Xiaohui Zhang, translated by Maggie Li, and edited by Yanyan Zhang
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