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Stroke Patients’ Support Group from Tzu Chi Klang celebrated Winter Solstice and Christmas with the stroke patients. Volunteer Lee Lay Koon (middle) and another TIMA member cheered for Chen Gui Feng (left) as she kneaded the rice balls. [Photograph by Koh Poo Leng]

On December 21, 2014, Stroke Patients’ Support Group from Tzu Chi Klang celebrated Winter Solstice and Christmas at Tzu Chi Taman Sentosa Community Centre. Volunteers prepared various food, such as, ‘tang yuan’ (glutinous rice balls) and decorated the community centre with a Christmas tree. The stroke patients were invited to celebrate the special occasions and help with the food preparations and Christmas decorations as part of their physiotherapy.

Initially, Xin Ling was all covered up, but now she cares, laughs and is the Sunlight Ambassador. She passes her days with smiles and seizes opportunities to accumulate good karma. [Photograph by Leong Chian Yee]

At the corner of Taman Rimba Kiara, a group of volunteers were seen singing the melodious song, “… I do not have an easy path, daunted with occasional challenges, let the wind dry my tears and sweats; I have not a faint heart, challenges made me strong, as Bravery is my name.” Passersby would think they were a group of enthusiasts practising their singing, not knowing, they were cancer survivors seeking hope and courage.

Chen Tian Xi is very thankful for his family’s care and companionship over the past two years, which had enabled him to go through the treatment process calmly. Joining the Cancer Support Group has made him realize that “it is better to give than to receive”. [Photograph by Leong Chian Yee]

Whenever any person was diagnosed with cancer, inevitably the question “Why me?” and the negative thought of “impending doom” would emerge. There is a saying, “Out of ten cancer patients, nine would complain”. Facing the ordeal, cancer patients need your care and blessings to support them and boost their confidence as they undergo treatments.

The workers, who came for the health screening, were very cooperative and orderly. They paid full attention when undergoing the various medical checks under the guidance of the volunteers. [Photograph by Tan Pui Lee]

Kim Hin Ceramic Tile Factory has its staff quarters located on both sides of a busy tarred road. Every day, there is heavy traffic on this route, and occasionally, parents can be seen walking their children to nearby schools. In the evenings, children will play or run on the green field.

The sign language interpretation of the song, “Ode to the Doctors”, presented by 15 TIMA members expressed the determination of the medical personnel in safeguarding lives. [Photograph by Chan Tuck Meng]

On June 29, 2014, a total of 193 participants from 43 medical institutions participated in the Hospital Survival Course, jointly organized by KL & Selangor Tzu Chi International Medical Association (TIMA), Tzu Chi Medical Team and Tzu Chi Klang, at KL Tzu-Chi Jing Si Hall. The course provided practical information and advice in dealing with various problems faced by medical personnel in real life working environment. The veteran medical workforce shared their experiences, incorporating Tzu Chi’s philosophy of “curing people, treating illnesses and healing minds” that was aimed at instilling a very clear code of conduct for future medical personnel.

To Pee, the happiest and most rewarding thing was to see every patient who came frowning, left happily after receiving treatments.[Photograph by Look Foot Seong]

Since June 2011, medical volunteers from Tzu Chi International Medical Association (TIMA) have been giving the construction workers of Kuala Lumpur Jing-Si Hall free medical services monthly to safeguard their health; and have since provided a total of 35 services. However, it has finally come to an end as the construction of the Jing-Si Hall is nearing completion.

“I never thought I could knead rice balls. Today, I feel that I am very useful, and I am very grateful to you for giving me this opportunity,” said stroke patient, Lin Chun Fan (right) to the Support Group.【Photograph by Leong Chian Yee】

In conjunction with the arrival of the Winter Solstice (December 22), Tzu Chi's Stroke Patients' Support Group celebrated the "Auspicious Tangyuan" and Christmas celebrations on December 15, 2013, at Tzu Chi Kuala Lumpur Free Clinic.

A free clinic-cum-Christmas celebration taking place at the Church of Our Lady of St Lourdes.【Photograph by Lee Wei Kean】

Since March 2013, Tzu Chi Klang has been holding free medical clinics at the Church of Our Lady of St. Lourdes on the second Sunday of each month, to benefit the refugees. To-date, only about 30 refugees had taken advantage of this free medical service but Tzu Chi volunteers in Klang are undeterred with the small turnout as their only care is for the health of this group of disadvantaged people.

Dr. Lim Yew Leong checking Grandpa Thiew's eye after surgery.【Photograph by Loh Siew Chien】

Melaka Pantai Hospital invited Tzu Chi Melaka to cooperate with them in their free cataract surgery programme for the poor. The first batch of beneficiaries are Tzu Chi's care-recipients, Thiew Chai Wan, Loh Kum Fook and Muniamah A/P Arumugam.

Lead by Yoga Guru Ye Ming Rong, participants are seen here doing an exercise designed to harness positive energy.【Photograph by Casy Lau Chun Nee】

Tzu Chi International Medical Association formed a Tzu Chi Cancer Support Group, based on its mission of spreading humanitarian medical care. On October 13, 2013, the Support Group held a get-together session for cancer patients to provide support and help them find new values in their life.

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