Jing de Lai Bin Men, Nin Men Hao.
guests. Today marks a very special occasion.
Thank you to Dr.
Ming for choosing me to represent the patients of this new
hospital. It is thanks to you, your family members, the doctors,
the translators and all of the hardworking staff that have made
this hospital a success.
We have witnessed
the tireless work and effort during the past month. When we
visited here in July, we were hesitant to believe that the
hospital could be ready, but it was. We have seen the hard work
of the Chinese to make this building possible. With the opening
of this world-class facility, we are one step closer to bringing
the power of TCM to the world.
As a patient with
ALS, a disease that is otherwise untreatable, this hospital is a
chance for hope, a chance for survival and a chance for healing.
It was difficult to take the leap to come to a foreign country
for these treatments. As international friends, we have already
crossed many obstacles in our journey to this place. We have
travelled great distances, some of us bringing family members
with us. But for all of us, this journey has been a benefit. It
is wonderful to experience the diverse culture of the Chinese
nation. We are surrounded here by great beauty. I look around
and enjoy the view of the mountains and the peaceful
countryside. Listen to the sounds of the birds and insects
around us. Gone is the noise of the big city, and this has made
this place so much better for a relaxing experience.
The patients here
have come to this hospital for healing, where no other existed
for them anyplace else. And we are staying here because we are
experiencing success. I was not able to pick up a heavy object
with this hand before I arrived or to walk gracefully and now I
have gained my strength back. Some of us have been here more
than once, and that alone shows our faith in the effectiveness
of TCM. We come from many different backgrounds but we are here
together as a family in healing. I brought my husband and young
children with me and the staff have embraced my family, we feel
very cared for here. I have made new friends that are Chinese,
and some from other countries. I expect that these friendships
will last a long time.
Dr. Ming has a
great dream to help others, to help those in need. As a
businessman, he is also helping the growing city of Zhongfang,
as the hospital will bring prosperity to people in this city. It
will be a centre for working and healing for the local residents
begins a new era of sharing information, to bring the wisdom of
TCM to the rest of the world. This is also a great opportunity
for teaching, to spread the knowledge of TCM to others so that
many people worldwide will learn about the value of this ancient
We, the patients,
feel very fortunate to be the first international friends to
this hospital. It is my hope that we can help to spread the word
about this amazing facility and that many more people will
benefit from their treatments here. I am happy to say that we
are in China.
Thank you to everyone for making our experience
here a good one, we will treasure the memories forever.