Day 50 – How lucky we are…
Yesterday was VERY busy. I got a lot accomplished in terms of sending out information to Canadian businesses here in Singapore. It proved to be extremely time consuming as I needed to adapt each letter and personalize it to the company that I was I was writing to as well as locate a contact email. Many companies websites now have generic online forms by which customers can contact them, rather than an email address. I wanted to email people personally so it took some serious digging to get contact information but I did manage to get them eventually thanks to my internet sleuthing skills.
I started in on writing to magazines as well, but didn’t get very far yet on this aspect yet. I hopefully will get this completed by the end of the week and sent to as many as I can both in Canada and in Singapore. I think that it would create a great personal interest article for a number of reasons: health & fitness, Canadians living abroad, charity work and awareness etc. so hopefully at least a few will want to assist me in getting our squad’s story published.
During all of this, I have also been thinking a lot about how lucky I am to come from Canada where health care is free. My mother was admitted to the hospital last week. She went straight to the Emergency room at our local hospital with her symptoms and they processed and admitted her right away – for free. She stayed there for a few days and was released only when she was feeling better and the doctor’s were certain that she was well on her way to recovery. In Cambodia, people are not so lucky. The average person in Cambodia makes around $1 per day. If they don’t have money, they can’t pay for healthcare. If they save up enough money to go to the hospital, they may not have enough to see the full treatment through or they may be turned away because they can’t afford the treatment that they require.
That is why the Children’s Surgical Centre is such an important and life changing place. They provide FREE rehabilitation surgery to those who are in need. It is not an Emergency ward hospital, but it is a place for those who have been suffering to finally get help.
In order to help them, they need us to financially support the amazing work that they do.
Be the change in someone’s life today!