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.
February is the Chinese lunar new year. It is a traditional festival for Chinese people. Shalom and its volunteers were concerned about people living in the leprosy village. From February 11 to 12, volunteers visited the Shuigou Leprosy Village, sending greetings to over 30 lepers.
February was a lucky month for the lepers. An old Japanese friend of the lepers, doctor Tong Kou visited Kunming, hoping Shalom could take him to visit some remote leprosy villages. Considering the cost, Shalom could not arrange Tong Kou to visit the Volcano village of Chuxiong prefecture. Shalom tried its best to arrange for doctor Tong Kou to visit 2 villages. He provided medical services to the patients. He also re-visited several families. Here are some pictures to describe his four day visit.
In 4 days, doctor Tong Kou visited 3 villages and 1 family. With the assistance of Liang Ping, he prescribed treatment for 62 villagers with leprosy, while also providing medical help for them. He provided 12 lepers with shoe pads, 4 patients with 4 pairs of glasses and 52 patients with medicine. He also brought medicine for 3 lepers with asthma. Some patients are have serious problems in the Shuigou village of Xudian county, so doctor Tong Kou will visit Kunming again later this year. He is going to provide them with more professional treatment.
These are some activities in February. On behalf of leprosy patients, Shalom thanks doctor Tong Kou and volunteers from home and abroad. Thank you for your care for the people with leprosy in Yunnan. Shalom will continue its activities to visit leprosy villages and provide more help for the patients.
Original article written by Ping Liang, translated by Maggie Li, edited by Yanyan Zhang
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