People with leprosy are sent to isolated places without families or friends to support them emotionally of physically. They are abandoned and forgotten by society. The Shalom Leprosy Compassion Ministry has a heart for these people and organizes groups of volunteers to travel to leprosy villages and provide medical, living, and psychological assistance. This article is about a doctor helping leprosy patients with their eye problems.
Kongco is a doctor from Kyoto Hospital in Japan, as well as a volunteer helping Yunnan leprosy patients. He has been to Kunming with volunteers of Sharon Leprosy Compassion Ministry on vacation every year since last year. He makes diagnoses and gives treatment for leprosy patients without charging them. While giving diagnoses, he found that most patients’ eyes were not healthy, which affected their health and life.
He paid much attention to this problem and discussed this issue with professional experts after he returned to Japan. After much discussion, they found a special kind of glasses and washing eyeshade that would be good for their eyes. After communicating with Sharon Leprosy Compassion Ministry, the first batch of special glasses and washing eyeshades were sent to Kunming from Japan.
With the help of their friends, volunteers sent 10 pairs of glasses and eyeshades to patients this Sunday. When they wore the glasses and used the eyeshades, they felt much better. They asked us to thank Doctor Kongco on their behalf.
Original article was written by Liang Ping, translated by Shishi Ma, and edited by U.S. interns Ally Nguyen and Lauren Kam.
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