Shalom Leprosy Compassion Ministry: People with leprosy are sent to isolated villages where they are abandoned and forgotten by society. The Shalom Leprosy Compassion Ministry has a special place in its heart for these people and organizes groups of volunteers to travel to villages plagued with leprosy in order to provide medical, living, and psychological assistance. The Shalom Leprosy Compassion Ministry is located in Kunming, Yunnan.
Yunnan Leprosy Village and Mr. and Mrs. Chao decided to visit a leprosy rehabilitation village in the east of Yunnan October in the east of Yunnan in November. The organization continues to advance, with 21 volunteers, four times the amount of the population in the institution previously, and three times as much in comparison to the amount at home. They have taken these volunteers abroad in order to visit Yiliang Yangjuangou Takeyama a rehabilitation village for a population suffering from leprosy. 42 patients call this place their home, and are provided with care, hospitality, and the appropriate medical service. This cause is hosted by the Wu Sister.
The first visit to the First, visit Yiliang County Takeyama Yangjuangou rehabilitation village:
Considering that the village of Yangjuangou possesses an enormous amount of patients that necessitate in rehabilitation, Yunnan Leprosy Ministry on October 30 organized 13 volunteers to take abroad with them, and visited the rehabilitation facilities of these two villages, focusing on the four rehabilitation sites in Takeyama. The public service organization chose to send one bag of rice per person, and a package of firewood for the convenience of Xu Jinyuan’s hands and feet, and impoverished grandmother who also inhabits the rehabilitation village and experiences the struggle of leprosy on a daily basis. The Yunnan Leprosy Ministry institution has also provided shelters and medical help for approximately 18 patients.
This photograph displays Liang Ping, although elderly and ill, is still able to communicate to the volunteers that have dedicated their time to serve the people in this town about how to properly distribute medicine, and also providing guidance for rational drug use.
The volunteers in the rehabilitation village in Takeyama decide to exchange conversation and dinner together. An evening campfire that was planned later that night was cancelled due to an unexpected rainstorm, and this also prevented further communication between the patients and the volunteers.
This photograph demonstrates a volunteer who is preparing a meal for the patients in the rehabilitation village of Takeyama, and is sharing a conversation with a leprosy patient.
Due to the fact that there was a rainstorm the previous night, this lead to a serious flood in the Takeyama rehabilitation village, which made vehicles difficult to walk, and transportation overall more difficult. The volunteers tried best and worked their hardest in order to overcome this issue.
This photograph depicts a team of volunteers working together in order to transport on a steep mountain road. They decided to work together in order to push the car to the side of the road, a feat that they have finally achieved and accomplished.
Volunteers were behind the car, trying to push the vehicle ahead in an attempt to transport Liang Ping, a former patient in the Takeyama rehabilitation village back home. Afterwards, their next task was to send a patient by the name of Yiliang back to their home in Kunming.
Liang Ping was instructed to remove himself from the vehicle toward the middle of the advancement, in order to transport Wuping Xi’s (Who is still moderately sick back in the Takeyama rehabilitation village) sister back home. Yunnan Leprosy Ministry has offered their service to many patients, and is enthusiastic in their pursuit to serve Liang Ping, assisting them throughout their acupuncture.
The Yunnan Leprosy Ministry volunteers became increasingly concerned about the patients in this particular rehabilitation village. On November 19, volunteers visited the Yi Seong-Eun once more, providing some medical assistance to the patients there. The patients decided to express their gratitude toward the Transparent Fish Fund Foundation, the Yunnan Leprosy Ministry Zhao couple, how much the volunteer incorporation has provided for them, and the transportation the public service organization has offered to them in the most heartwarming mannerism.
The Yunnan Leprosy Ministry public service organization received a Thanksgiving note, most likely from the patients in the rehabilitation village, which thanked the Transparent Fish Fund Foundation for purchasing a three-wheeled motorcycle for them so they can afford transportation outside of their town. It also thanked the volunteers for all of their care and dedication.
The situation in the rehabilitation village is not optimal at the moment, and the patients are in a moderately unhealthy physical and mental state.
The situation in the rehabilitation village has remained unchanged due to the fact that a lot of the patients that reside in this particular location possess ulcers that rely on the implementation of a special kind of drug. These types of diseases, illnesses and sicknesses are difficult to control, and even more so if it is coupled with a serious infection. The Yimen Hospital has refused to provide the treatment, and the volunteers are worried about the livelihood of the Yunnan Leprosy Ministry public service organization. With a contribution from essentially everyone in the institution, they were able to fundraise enough money from the volunteers in order to pay for the treatment of Kunming.
Volunteers are shown carrying Wang Zhuan, a patient in the rehabilitation village, prepared to load him onto a vehicle that will transport him to the to Kunming hospital to be checked and, if possible for him to do amputations, in an attempt to completely eradicate his ulcer.
Due to the special nature of the lepers, large hospitals in Kunming do not specialize in the treatment and/or cure of leprosy. After extensive research, the Yunnan Leprosy Ministry volunteers found only through relationships a sports medicine hospital, the only medical institution in the area that is capable of treating ulcers. Due to the fact that more an ulcer would become increasingly severe with an infection, coupled with being 75 years of age, his health must be surveyed thoroughly before undergoing surgery.
Because Wang Zhuan is an older individual, his physical condition is not in the most functional state. After a week of treatment and screening, doctors recommended that surgery should not be performed due to his weak physical condition. His body is not yet strong enough to undergo such a stressful and pressure-inducing operation such as amputation, and the physicians decided to resort to conservative treatment requirements. Liang Ping Wang would go through the discharge, and return home in order to recuperate. He was then returned to the rehabilitation village, transportation executed by a group of volunteers from the Yunnan Leprosy Ministry public service organization.
The Chao couple decided to plan a visit to east Yunnan for the Yunnan Leprosy Ministry public service organization. The Yunnan Leprosy Ministry institution showed a valiant attempt on treating Wang Zhuan’s condition. However, due to his extreme medical condition and the restrictions that follow behind it, in addition to Wang Zhuan’s stubborn attitude toward amputation, eventually caused the deterioration of his health. Doctors were unable to do anything about it. The volunteers of Yunnan Leprosy Ministry were also helpless, but prayed for God’s blessing, doing anything they can in order to ease Wang Zhuan and provide comfort to him, trying as hard as they can in order to lessen the pain. The Yunnan Leprosy Ministry public service organization will continue to mobilize volunteers to rehabilitation villages in order to provide more help for those in urgent need of loving mercy of patients. Yunnan Leprosy Ministry in December will continue to follow up the construction work of the Xindian ditch rehabilitation village solar shower, while the port of doctor visits collaborative Chuxiong Shuangbai volcano rehabilitation village for more patients to provide more services.
Original article written by Ping Liang, translated by Emily Cao, edited by Yanyan Zhang
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