Amirsalar Eslami - West Virginia Health Right Free Clinic in Charleston, WV

As a future physician I truly enjoy volunteering at West Virginia Health Right Free Clinic in Charleston, WV because I can provide a much needed service in my community while learning from some of the most compassionate and superb medical providers who share the same passion and vision for giving back. I believe that by volunteering anyone can contribute to our current healthcare crisis and reinforce the concept that our healthcare should always be a RIGHT regardless of all other factors. I am truly blessed and privileged to have the opportunity to serve the uninsured and the underprivileged population of my community and will continue to do so in my professional career. I will finish with a short poem from the 13th century Persian poet Sa'adi whom I believe said it best when it comes to mankind unity regardless of social barriers and labels:

Human beings are members of a whole,
In creation: of one essence and soul.
If one member is afflicted with pain,
The other members uneasy remain.
If you have no sympathy for human pain,
The title ‘human’ you cannot claim.

Amirsalar Eslami
Volunteer