Only a few people know how a children organization changed me three years ago. The change it brought me drives me to have that compassion for Kamp Pagasa.It's a summer camp intended for kids who are mentally and physically challenged. Kamp Pagasa opens the window for me to serve Down Syndrome Association of the Philippines Incorporated or DSAPI- Davao Chapter.
Every hard thing we do becomes easy if we work with compassion.In a ten-day camp offering your time , leaving your comfort zone and giving service without expecting any in return definitely makes me happy. It drives you to dedicate yourself to those who need you. At times, doctors, nurses and teachers reach their limit and sometimes we feel tired of what we usually do.But if we recall why we have chosen these fields of specialization it bring us back to our profession.Impossible things turn possible with compassion.
Today, I remember the movie about Patch Adams, a doctor who treats his patients through humor and compassion. He performs comedy acts to them for he believes that treating a disease of the body is a win-or-lose situation, but treating a person's spirit guarantees success regardless of the outcome.Patch Adams is a kind of movie filled with laughter, humor, tears, and joy that would motivate you in some way to help others.
Patch Adams encourages medical students to cultivate relationships with nurses and learn their interviewing skills early, and argues that death should be treated with dignity and even humor. In the end the jury accepts Patch's medical methods and decides to allow him to graduate.We commonly hear that laughter is the best medicine and this is what Patch is trying to convey.