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.
At the beginning of September, Laoxu, a patient of Zhushan leprosy rehabilitation village told us that his disease prevented him from harvesting his corn. Thus, we organized an 8 member team to help Laoxu with corn-picking on September 9th.
At first everyone was very excited and actively went for picking corns. Because we lacked experience, many were cut by sharp leaves or became ticklish from the natural corn powders. However, no one complained about it, and two hours later, we collected all the corn in his land. Though the work was hard and tiring, we got our reward from Laoxu’s smile. We gave him anti-ulcer medicines and helped him change dressings.
The other task we finished this month is visiting Laoyang and three other patients in Songming. Considering their privacy, we will not give further information about them, but they told us that our medicine is very effective.
In October we will visit more patients during a long holiday, and we will participate in the seminar held by Transparent Fish in Chengdu.
Original Article was written by Ping Liang, translated by Shishi Ma, and edited by US interns Kevin Mo and Ally Nguyen.
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