Zun Jing de Lai Bin Men, Nin Men
Welcome honoured 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
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 as well.
This hospital 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