As I approach my final weeks in the clinic, I have been trying to match my current patients with new interns so that their continuation of care can be a smooth transition. Essentially, I have been acting as a medical matchmaker. I also joined a friend planting the Yi Yi Ren I grew from seed, in a community garden near Lombard. It was lovely to walk around and see all the beautiful plants and flowers that are blooming.
In addition to classes, clinical hours, and various competencies, we are also required to complete volunteer hours in the surrounding community. So, this weekend the Acupuncture club (AOMSA) hosted a service event at an organization called Feed My Starving Children (FMSC). FMSC is a local non-profit organization that is dedicated to: “Feeding kids. Feeding spirits. Empowering communities1”. FMSC has developed meals with the help of food scientists and nutritionists that are packed with supplements that fight malnutrition. These meals are combined, sealed, and packed then distributed globally. This weekend the meals we packaged were being distributed to Cambodia. The time went by fast, and we had lots of fun chatting while preparing the meals. By the end of our shift, collectively the volunteers packed 120 boxes, which feeds 71 kids for an entire year! Have a great week!