In 2009, I began my volunteering work organized by the Remote Area Medical® or RAM, which provides free dental, medical, and vision care to homeless and low-income individuals in Sacramento and Oakland. I restored teeth for people who’d not been able to afford dentistry for more than 20 years. After seeing patients waiting in lines for more than 24 hours to get help with their broken, decayed, and infected teeth, I can’t stop coming back to volunteer for similar organizations since then.
Every two or three months, I spend 20 or more hours donating my skills at free care events such as California Dental Association-CDA Cares, the Sonrisas Community Dental Center in Half Moon Bay, and California CareForce. I have participated in CDA Cares and California CareForce providing free dental care to people in San Jose, Modesto, Sonoma, Sacramento, Oakland, Pomona, San Diego, Mather City, Grass Valley, Fresno, Ventura, and Stockton. I think it is very important that I can help the poor and unfortunate because I was one of them. Without the kind and generous support of Americans, I would not have been sponsored to come to the United States in June 1990, and I would not have been able to accomplish what I have achieved. I am very grateful to all of the people who have helped me and I wish to return their generosity by helping others.
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