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.
In the beginning of April, Liang Ping received a phone call from Sister Wang in Yimeng. She said that Wang Zhu’an got serious ulcer at one of his feet. He was sent to the hospital and the doctor suggested amputation. He was reluctant to amputate, for he is over 60 and life would be even more difficult without a foot. She hoped Shalom could help him and adopt proper treatment so that he could keep the foot. He is in rural medical insurance, but he had to pay 20% of the medical fees and 100RMB per day for nursing worker. He could not afford it and hurried to get out of hospital. Sister Wang took care of him in the village.
Knowing this, Liang Ping contacted volunteers and consulted relevant doctors. She decided to use medicine sent by American volunteers to stop ulcer spread. Liang Ping borrowed money from her friends before the funds of foundation was in place. She went to Yimen on March 29 and treated Wang Zhu’an.
After dressing, Wang Zhu’an felt much better.
On April 5, Liang Ping and the volunteers visited Yimeng lepersoy village again and did treatment for Wang Zhu’an. Sister Wang is very kind and she takes care of Zhang Zhu’an for free.
On April 21, Shalom organized the volunteers to visit Yimen for the 3rd time. Wang Zhu’an’s foot was getting better. The volunteers brought more medicines to him. With treatment, the ulcer at Wang Zhu’an’s foot was recovering. Liang Ping is dressing for Zhang Zhu’an. After dressing, Liang Ping told Wang Zhu’an the usage of the medicines.The volunteers donated 600RMB for Wang Zhu’an to add nutrition.
Wang Zhu’an thanked Shalom and volunteers. He also thanked Sister Wang for her kind help. The volunteers donated 600RMB to Sister Wang for her nursing allowance. Sister Wang was very happy and her work had been rewarded. When we knew Wu Zhaowen, the village chief had been taking care of the elderly lepers, the volunteers donated 350RMB to him. Shalom and its volunteers hope the lepers can take care of each other with this way. The village is in the mountains with less people. They had to take care of themselves for daily life.
Original article written by Ping Liang, translated by Maggie Li, edited by Yanyan Zhang
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