There is one simple way to describe the work of Taiwan Root Medical Peace Corps and that is humble. There is no assumption of a prodigious impact but rather it is the diligent effort of all the volunteers striving to do their best that delivers success. On a medical mission in November 2006, I was part of such a group of twenty-one strangers who came together from Taiwan, the United States, and Canada to provide a variety of medical help to the people of Ecuador. The mission was co-sponsored by Root International Peace Corps, a sister organization of Taiwan Root based in the U.S. We were an eclectic bunch that included three physicians, one ophthalmologist, four pharmacists, one laboratory technician, five nurses, and four volunteers. Some of us had never participated in a medical mission while others had experience volunteering in Taiwan and in other countries like India and the Philippines.
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