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.