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. The following article is a group of volunteers providing medicine for anabrosis patients. To learn more about the Shalom Leprosy Compassion Ministry, click here.
It was a lucky April for the leprosy patients, especially for those who had anabrosis—with the help of an American college student and an old nurse Nancy, 5 boxes of medicine were taken to KunMing from the USA.
Anabrosis is a disease that not only causes pain, infection, and fever, but is extremely detrimental to their life and health. These leprosy patients that also had anabrosis desperately hoped for a kind of medicine that would cure their aching disease.
With the help of volunteers, the Shalom team was able to send medicine to Zhushan and Yangjuangou in Yiliang on April 15th. They even changed the medicine for 9 patients. After instructing the patients on how to properly use the medicine, the team left the patients a week's worth of medicine. On April 21st, there was fantastic news from patients. Their anabrosis had become much better and their nagging pain gradually disappeared. Granulation tissue began to grow in the wounds.
The next day, Nancy and other volunteers went to Aziying of Kunming. There, they applied MEDIHONEY and provided new socks for patients. On April 23rd, Timmy, a teacher from Texas of the USA, and the Shalom team fetched water from the mountain six times in order to prepare clean drinking water for the patients. Two days later, Nancy, Liang Ping, and other volunteers visited patients again. This time, they focused on the patients’ recovery and gave them more guidance on how to use the medicine. Shalom and the recovered patients gave many thanks to Nancy, Dimay, and the other volunteers, and especially thanked the USA company that provided them the free medicine. At the same time, we also appreciated Kunming volunteers’ participation and cooperation.
Original Article written by Ping Liang, translated by ShiShi Ma, and edited by US intern Kevin Mo.
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