by Lam Hin Kwan Kian (5W12)
“ There is no better joy than helping people around you go to levels higher than they ever thought they could ” – Dan Gilbert
Last year, our school was the second runner-up in the Orbis fund raising activities. I am so glad that I was chosen by the school and had an opportunity to travel to Shandong with the staff from Orbis, to join the “sight-saving journey”.
I would like to use the word “Lucky” to describe this trip. Firstly, our flight was delayed because of the typhoon in Hong Kong, so I think we were lucky that we could begin our trip again the day after.
Secondly, we had the opportunity to watch eye surgeries which were done by the local doctors in the domestic ophthalmic hospital. It was a rare chance for us to know about the structure of the hospital and how they help the patients who suffer from eye diseases.
Thirdly, we went to visit some of the patients who were subsidized by Orbis and in recovery after eye surgery. We realized that most of the patients were aged from1 to 3. I was disheartened to know that the little children suffer from eye diseases. At the same moment, I was touched that they could help from Orbis and have a chance to recover or improve their sight after surgery.
We should understand that we are truly blessed. We were born in a good environment in which we can enjoy advanced medical treatment. This trip reminded me to treasure everything I have and be thankful for everything. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Orbis and everyone who helped the people in need with their selfless actions. I hope all my schoolmates can embody this spirit and find real happiness in life.