With Global Health Outreach (GHO), we hosted this year's remote medical clinic from September 13 to 23. We served about 1,000 patients, which included seven children affected by disabilities.
This photo shows our view when walking back from the hospital to our hotel, which is to the right.
The first stop for patients was triage.
GHO provided four general physicians, an OB/GYN doctor, an oral surgeon, a radiologist and several nurses to see the patients.
My role in the clinic involved logistics as well as medical counselor since I served in this role in Texas. A great privilege was being able to interact with many children and their families. Seven children were affected by disabilities.
We invited these families to take part in a day camp on Saturday, although we were unsure where we could host such an activity. Tiger, the English name of the young man next to me, served as my main translator. He did a fabulous job and was a great encourager.
The man to my immediate right agreed to become our first volunteer in the area. We met him in June while distributing wheelchairs.
We decided the best place to have our day camp would be at the hotel where we were staying. At first, the manager (to my right in the lavender shirt) said it would cost 600 RMB to rent a meeting space, but when we explained how we were trying to bless the families affected by disabilities, the hotel offered the room for free. The hotel staff even helped take photos.
Five families came to our day camp, which was the first day camp we have offered outside our city.
And of course, every clinic comes with special memories.
Five of our translator volunteers this year came from our weekly study group.
We also distributed 10 wheelchairs during this clinic with the Red Cross.
And I was in charge of organizing each meal for the team, aided by Rui Rui and Tiger. This photo shows me with a chef preparing jiaozi, dumplings.
People took photos of us wherever we went, including convenience stores where we purchased water. This particular store manager took my photo more than 16 times during the week. I stopped counting.
This is our 2015 GHO medical team, accompanied by three members of the Red Cross and two hospital staff. It was a great team ... a privilege to be a part.