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October 2014

2015 Emergency Medicine Symposium.

The next EM Symposium will be held from March 9-13, 2015 in Ha Long Bay. The focus will be on Stroke Care.. There will be 3 conferences: Leadership, Physician Symposium, Nursing. For more information please contact us here.

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October 2014

"For The Love of a Child" 2014

The Annual Benefit Dinner for the Children of Vietnam will be held on October 25, 2015 at Riverside Community Hospital in Riverside, CA. Purchase your tickets HERE

 

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Day 3 - For Humanity

Today our mission isn't about what doctors, surgeons can do but it's all about what human beings can do for one another in love.

The mother and this young 10 year old child came in for help. The child had a brain tumor 5 years ago and was treated with the Gamma Knife by a very good local neurosurgeon. He had been followed up routinely and was doing well. The last MRI of the brain in October 2010 showed the tumor had regressed in size and patient had no symptoms. Two months ago suddenly his right eye became blurry and despite aggressive treatments, he is now blind. The mother is devasted of course. He has been such a good son, an A student.† Whenever mom was ill, he would ask "Mom, what can get for you to eat? What can I help you with?" and now whenever he wants mom, he has to fumble around to find and touch her.

What would you do if you sat in front of this mother and child?

These 2 elderly woman came in a couple hours apart.† The one on the left is an 82 year old soft spoken†widow whose husband died at the age of 35. She has 2 daughters that are married and moved away.† She now lives alone and every day she works in her little rice paddy next to her house, cleaning weeds. When harvest comes she would hire someone to harvest for her and pay it with her rice. She saves the little†rice left over to eat all year. The sad thing is she could only eat her rice with vegetables she grew in her own little garden, almost never had fish or meat because there is absolutely no money for it.

The one on the right is an 88 year old woman who walked 2 hours on foot, taking frequent rests so she can make the journey to see us. Like the other woman, she is a widow with her children all gone, leaving her alone. She doesn't have a rice patty but raise a few chicken to trade them for rice and eat it with veggies.

What would you do if you sat in front of these 2 beautiful old woman?

This next young woman came in because of a lump in her breast. We sent her to get a biopsy. She was so trembling in fear, fear of what the result could bring.

What would you do if you stood in front of her?

Good night everyone, thank you for your thoughts and prayers. Leaving us encouraging comments helped us carry our days.

Comments

Joy Tucker

We are always thinking of you and praying for you. We pray that you would have the wisdom that comes from the LORD. Isaiah 40:31 "yet those who wait for the LORD will gain new strength.They will mount up with wings as eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary."

Veronica Dieu Vo

" Just give me a tear - a heart ready to mold. And I'll give a mission, a message to bold" . God bless your compassion and endless givings. No matter what comes tomorrow to these patients, the Godly love you have given them today is golden and priceless.

Thu-Ha

Thank you for all your hard work and love, team. Your compassion definitely shine through and will help many people who need that light of positivity. May you all be blessed.
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