People with leprosy are sent to isolated villages where they are abandoned and forgotten by society. The 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.
Higuchi is a Japanese doctor. He visits Kunming every year at his own expense, and serves for leprosy villages in Yunnan province together with Shalom. He works for the patients with eye problems on eye care, providing eye masks and protective goggles to them. He also studied with the Japanese experts on how to protect the patients with feet ulcer early this year. He posted special foot pads from Japan besides providing medicine support.
On March 5th, he came to Kunming again and visited Yimen leprosy village with the volunteers of Shalom the next day. He treated the patients and made diagnosis for them. He also made shoe pads for the patients.
On March 6th, Mr. Higuchi went to leprosy village of Yiliang with the volunteers early in the morning. They checked the construction progress of the solar-powered bath room. Then they did medical checkup and made shoe pads for the patients.
On March 7th, Mr. Higuchi visited Aziying leprosy village with the volunteers. They did medical checkup and made shoe pads for the patients.
At noon of March 8th, he left Kunming for Japanese. Mr. Higuchi visited 3 leprosy villages in 3 days with Shalom, providing treatment, checkup and shoe pads for more than 30 patients. Thank him for his contribution to the leprosy rehabilitation clients in 3 years.
Original Article Written by Ping Liang, translated by Maggie Li, edited by Yanyan Zhang
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