Volunteers from different backgrounds share their experiences and explain why they continue to volunteer.
Luzhai, Guangxi, July, 2015
As a doctor, I dare say that often times, we are so caught up with the surgery or the treatment itself, we sometimes forget the emotional ordeal patients have to endure prior to and after surgery. This experience of serving in the eye camp in Luzhai reminded me of how vulnerable patients are when they have an illness, and the precious role played by many in establishing relationships and offering comfort to patients, as we walk through this journey of healing and restoration with them.
This revelation impacted me deeply and this trip helped me fall in love with my job all over again. It has helped me appreciate the joy of doing surgery and helping people regain vision. I hope I can continue to use my hands to bless others and hopefully bring holistic care to patients, including their physical, emotional and spiritual needs.