humanity in me

Chinyere Okoh
Posted April 15, 2013 from Nigeria

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.

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Veronique_S
Apr 19, 2013
Apr 19, 2013

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
Apr 19, 2013
Apr 19, 2013

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 Okoh
Apr 20, 2013
Apr 20, 2013

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 Okoh
Apr 20, 2013
Apr 20, 2013

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

I thank God I met her.

Catsilveira
Apr 22, 2013
Apr 22, 2013

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

Chinyere Okoh
Apr 22, 2013
Apr 22, 2013

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
May 12, 2013
May 12, 2013

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.

Chinyere Okoh
May 12, 2013
May 12, 2013

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