Tuesday, October 22, 2013

NASAM Hope Walk 2013 - Volunteer Work

The week after the Fexco Asian Gaelic Games, I signed up for another volunteer work again which is the NASAM Hope Walk 2013. NASAM stands for the National Stroke Association of Malaysia which is a non-profit organisation to help stroke survivors. NASAM Hope Walk 2013 is organised to increase the awareness of stroke among the young and old. During the event, the caregiver, friends and stroke survivors participated in the walk at Taman Tasik Titiwangsa to honour stroke survivors. 

 The beautiful dawn at Taman Tasik Titiwangsa. You can see the construction of the iconic YTL building (known as The Capers) at Sentul East.

Participants and volunteers walking for the same cause.

 Group picture with the last stroke survivor to reach the finishing line. He could only walk in very slow manner yet he was so determined to finish the walk by himself. He took 3 hours to finish one round of walk around the lake which is around 2.5km. So touched to see such determination and effort from the uncle. He received our biggest cheer and applause when he finally reached the finishing line. = )

The determined uncle.

Another group picture.

 With Christy.

The walk ended at around 11am and I was feeling very tired already. However, it was fun to participate in such a meaningful event. I was also very delighted to see some of my past stroke patients from NASAM particpated in the walk even though they are wheel-chair bound.

That's all! No more volunteer works for now as I have to focus on my research proposal. Still a long long way to go until I'm able to finish it.


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