愛心無國界 台灣希望之芽應邀至柬埔寨義診、蓋廁所 |Love Without Borders: Taiwan group heads to Cambodia to provide medical aid

今年12月12日至13日受柬埔寨政府國務秘書Mr.Sov Souvth邀請,前往靠近柬越邊境的波羅勉省義診。| The Cambodian secretary of state, Mr. Sov Souvth, invited the group to the Prey Veng Province on the borders of Cambodia, to provide medical aid. (Courtesy of the Formosa Budding Hope Association)
今年12月12日至13日受柬埔寨政府國務秘書Mr.Sov Souvth邀請,前往靠近柬越邊境的波羅勉省義診。| The Cambodian secretary of state, Mr. Sov Souvth, invited the group to the Prey Veng Province on the borders of Cambodia, to provide medical aid. (Courtesy of the Formosa Budding Hope Association)

【看英文中國郵報學英文】社團法人台灣希望之芽協會在柬埔寨深耕近十年,致力於兒童教育、婦女技職教育、鄉村健康促進及社區總體營造的社會工作服務;今年12月12日至13日受柬埔寨政府國務秘書Mr. Sov Souvth邀請,前往靠近柬越邊境的波羅勉省義診。

The Formosa Budding Hope Association has established itself in Cambodia for nearly ten years in helping improve children’s education, women’s vocational education, medical care in the rural areas, and social services such as community building. This year, the Cambodian Secretary of State, Mr. Sov Souvth, invited the group to the Prey Veng Province on the borders of Cambodia, from Dec. 12 to 13, to provide medical aid. 

台灣希望之芽協會執行長余慈薰表示,這次提供急診科、家醫科、小兒科義診服務,2天義診人數545位村民及孩童,捐贈800箱泡麵、3000本筆記本及近500公斤的衣服、鞋子、文具;以外,協會也匯集台灣社會大眾的愛心,為Theam Nimith小學蓋三間的廁所。

The director of the Formosa Budding Hope Association, Sally Yu, said that the group set up an emergency department, a family medicine department, and a pediatrics department. A mere two days saw about 545 patients, including villagers and children. The association also donated 800 boxes of instant noodles, 3,000 notebooks and about 500 kg of clothes, shoes, and stationery. In addition, the association used the contributions from the people in Taiwan to help build three restrooms for the Theam Nimith Elementary School. 

去年因為心室中膈缺損問題,在台灣希望之芽與台北馬偕紀念醫院共同攜手努力帶回的國際醫療個案Tola,這次也由祖母陪同回到義診現場;義診團的團長李肇雄醫師,去年拿出500美元讓Tola到金邊的國際醫院做完整心臟超音波檢查,才能讓台灣醫院在最快速的狀況下,獲得最充足的病情狀況及評估接案治療。

Last year, under the combined efforts of the Formosa Budding Hope Association and the Mackay Memorial Hospital in Taipei, a ten-year-old Cambodian child named Tola, underwent a successful heart surgery. This year, Tola, accompanied by his grandmother, visited the medical aid center set up in the province. The director of the medical team, Lee Chao-Hsiung, had previously spent around US$500 from his own account to help get Tola to the international hospital at Khema to accurately diagnose his heart condition. This played an integral part in letting the hospitals in Taiwan understand Tola’s conditions and cure him.

李肇雄說,「看到Tola回到義診現場,現場幫他追蹤心臟跳動的狀況,回想起去年幫他掃超音波時,他那巨大心臟奮力撲動的畫面,跟現在與一般小孩無異,而且他抽高至少10公分健康帥氣的樣子,不禁讓我非常激動與感動,感謝神!感謝大家一起促成這一件這麼美好的事情,以及幫助Tola回到正常的生活。」

Lee Chao-Hsiung states that “seeing Tola at the medical aid site and being able to personally track his heart movements brought me back to last year when he was having an ultrasound. The image of his pounding heart is no longer different from other children. Witnessing his growth spurt and his healthy appearance really touched me, and I thank God! Thanks to everyone, we were able to make this beautiful thing happen and help Tola build a regular life.”

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