The ability to reach out and lift other people up is unlike any other feeling in the world. Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”
I am lucky enough to have the privilege to do this every single day with my patients at home. The opportunity to travel to China just makes my own personal purpose in life that much bigger. We are not only giving the gift of hearing, we are giving the gift of hope. Hope that these individuals’ lives, and the lives of their families, will change for the better. Knowledge that the world is a big place and that there is an entire team of people out there that believes in them and wants them to succeed.
I just feel so blessed to be here, doing this work, and having this experience.
– Dr. Kim Ortega
Watch our mission trip video of a young boy, who has never spoken, being fit with hearing aids for the very first time.