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humanity in me

I have always been considered as strange even among my peers for as long as I can remember. Being highly sensitive to the needs of others sometimes left me vulnerable for exploitation. I saw an imperfect world with so much pain everywhere - in the faces of orphans, the. Poor, widows, the destitute. I realized my dream as I told my dad at the age of 10 "Daddy I want to work in WHO so that I can help the suffering, the sick and those in pain". I guess I saw through their eyes. This forged me in being a Pharmacist. With this in mind, I forged forward, looking for voluntary work in order to gain experience and because I felt a deep sense of satisfaction in helping others. I volunteered for Red Cross society, Charity organizations and health organizations. Eventually I came across World Pulse through Olutosin Oladosu Adebowale. She was an inspiration. A breath of fresh air as I watch her work and helped whenever I could.
What can I say, but that it feels good thinking about the needs of others, not only about mine.

It is so much fun and brings out the humanity in me.

Comments

Veronique_S's picture

The brilliance of Humanitarian

Dear Chinyere,

"I saw the imperfect world with so much pain everywhere", what a moving statement,!! You also said " I guess I saw it through their eyes". Another moving statement. So often times we recognize the needs of us and forget the needs of others, and your submission showed your love for humanity.

Thank you for sharing your passion.

Jumi's picture

You've done well

Chinyere, your passion shows through. And you're also partnering with a great woman, Olutosin, who does so much for so many women. Thank you for sharing.

CHINYERE MMA OKOH's picture

thank you

Hi, thank you Veronique_S, that was encouraging. There's this saying "Without suffering, there will be no compassion"m it aims to say that you can only feel the pain of others if you open up your heart. I think I'm a better person.

Take care

CHINYERE MMA OKOH's picture

thanks

Thank you Jumi, you are right. Olutosin is a wonderful person.

I thank God I met her.

Catsilveira's picture

strong title

Dear Chinyere,

You are so very right...Thinking of others and not only ourselves is a powerful, sometimes even hard,but worth persuing path.

Learning details from others people ‘life stories changes me. So thank you for sharing yours.

Cheers,

Catarina

Thank you Catarina. You have done well. I'm so happy that I get to help people the little way I can.

Love, Chinyere

Diane Ezeji's picture

fellow traveler

I also see a lot of pain. It can feel overwhelming and then we meet a fellow traveler who also cares about that pain and wants to do something about it.

Diane Ezeji

CHINYERE MMA OKOH's picture

Hi Diane... A fellow

Hi Diane... A fellow traveller can do a lot. That's why having sisters in WorldPulse, reading about their experience. Makes me feel I'm not alone.

Thank you.

Love, Chinyere

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