โครงการคุณช้างจับมือ

16831020 1538449122849447 8729835126698196707 n

#โครงการคุณช้างจับมือโครงการการกุศล จิตอาสา ที่ #สำนักพิมพ์1168ดำเนินงานรวบรวมจิตอาสาทั่วประเทศ และจัดส่งให้ผู้ป่วยฟรีไม่มีค่าใช้จ่าย
ลงนิตยสาร M Society ฉบับ 27 ค่ะ (ภาษาไทย/อังกฤษ)

" KHUN CHANG JUB MEU" interview (English Version) with M Society magazine Issue 27 ( by MQDC Group). " KHUN CHANG JUB MEU" is one of the charity project that our group has been doing for over a year now to help paralyzed patients


You can also download e-magazine version at >> http://www.mqdc.com/MSocietyMagazine/th/
Or find hard-copy at Starbucks, House/ property projects by CP Group, Magnolia Group, Magnolia Whizdom.


‘KHUN CHANG JUB MEU’ PROJECT FOR
PARALYZED PATIENTS

Although her physical ailment looks as if it should
have been a major obstacle in the life of Juntrika
Wimuttanon (Joy) during the past 10 years, she
exudes inner strength and a clear mind. In fact, she
feels that every heartbeat of hers equates to a bonus
in her life and should not be wasted, and is actively
involved in the ‘Khun Chang Jub Meu’ Project to
perform good deeds and deliver happiness to patients
who are paralyzed. The project was established
by her good friend Dr. Anyakorn Sawasdichai
(Dr. Kwang), who has ensured that many patients
have benefitted from it and also brought the plight
of paralyzed patients to the attention of the public.

Joy has been suffering from Systemic
Lupus Erythematous disease (also known as
SLE disease) for 16 years. Two years ago she
was admitted to Bamrasnaradura Infectious
Diseases Institute where the doctor informed
her, on her first visit, that she may live for only
one more week. She then, however, continued
to live for two years and attributes that to the
support she receives from her family. Joy
feels that every second that she still breathes
is a bonus and not to be wasted. She has been
friends with Dr. Kwang since high school years
and together they initiated a project to make
vocal recordings of Dharma teachings to boost
the motivation of paralyzed patients.

They also initiated the ‘Khun Chang Jub
Meu’ Project to make elephant-shape dolls for
patients suffering from muscle contracture,
which mostly occurs in patients suffering from
neurological disorder or paralysis, and cannot
control their physical movements. ‘This project
was initiated when Joy noticed the elderly
patient in the bed next to hers regularly make
fists. It would sometimes lead to wounds, or
problems with his blood vessels. Joy wanted to
help this man, so she talked to me about it and
I consulted a friend who is a neurological doctor,
who recommended that the doll be made in
a way so that patients could place their fingers
around it in a natural position and so the doll
could not slip out,’ Dr. Kwang said. Their elephant
doll helps patients to ease their hand muscles
when they have the urge to make fists, and is
more effective compared to the rubber balls
often used, which can slip out easily and which
will become harder, and grimy, over time.

Joy created the original design of the
elephant doll with four long legs, and was
helped by friends and volunteers who did the
stitching. She also received help from 1168
Publications, a company owned by Dr. Kwang’s
husband, who provided the attractive graphic
design as well as instruction labels. The elephant
dolls were a success with patients. Apart from
acting as a pain reliever, the work on them by
volunteers made patients feel that there was
always someone ready to hold their hands,
and it helped to keep their morale up. News of
‘Khun Chang Jub Meu’ Project spread on social
media, quickly accumulating over 30,000 fans.
At present, thousands of dolls are distributed
free-of-charge to patients in many hospitals.
Many organizations have also provided support
via 1168 Publications, the distributor of the
elephant dolls.

“We have been doing this project for over a
year now. Many people have asked us what we
gain by doing it and we reply, from the bottom
of our hearts, that we do not expect anything
in return. Performing good deeds for others
who are in need is always the right thing to
do, and real happiness is found when we give
something to others without expecting anything
in return. We also want to support and motivate
those who are really in need. This indirectly
helps to support our society as a whole as well,’
Dr. Kwang concluded.

Those interested in sewing for ‘Khun Chang
Jub Meu’ Project can download the patterns
at the link given further below. The project
is strictly a charitable one and volunteers are
welcome on that understanding.

For further information on ‘Khun Chang Jub
Meu’ Project and to download elephant
patterns, please go to: www.1168group.com/
studio1168/CSR.html

16830803 1538449146182778 5709898049230509262 n