Helping the Homeless Thru Daily WOUND WALKS with Michael Sean Wright

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“We think sometimes that poverty is only the hungry, naked, and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved, and uncared is for the greatest poverty. We must start in our homes to remedy this kind of poverty.” — Mother Teresa

When we walk outside, we see homeless people sleeping on the streets – finding shelters in parks, benches, or even under the bridges feeling unwanted, unloved, and uncared.

While picturing them out in your head, could you imagine the emotional trauma they are experiencing? The pain that they feel when we choose to turn a blind eye? How hungry, thirsty, and hopeless they are, and how much physical pain do they have to endure every day?

If you see that this is the greatest poverty and that we have to start reaching out to these people, then you are a great person for having a very good warm heart.

In this episode, we’ll talk about helping the homeless in healing their wounds with Michael Sean Wright, the founder of Wound Walk OC. His organization has been helping many unsheltered people because they believe that everyone deserves basic human care. 

Wounds need to heal and there are many ways to support and volunteer with Wound Walk OC. Listen for more.

Memorable Quotes:

  • The truth is, most of us are afraid of homeless people. We are afraid that they will harm us and to a certain degree, they are afraid of us for whatever reasons. — Paul Roberts
  • The entry point to connect with a homeless person is through a physical wound that allows you to come and serve them while opening up an opportunity to reconnect with their humanity and to let them know that they have intrinsic value for just being who they are, as opposed to their status in life. — Dr. Dung Trinh

Other Resources:

Important Points:

  • EMT stands for Emergency Medical Technician 
  • Skin disorder starts the decline of a person’s health if not treated or addressed urgently.
  • Edema is a disease with poor extracellular circulation where the blood flow goes down due to gravity especially when you’re not moving around too much or you have poor nutrition and general health
  • Wound Walks is currently in need of volunteers and donations to support homeless persons.

About the Guests:

Michael Sean Wright is the founder of Wound Walk OC, an organization that gives direct relief to the unsheltered people in Orange County. He is also a live documentary filmmaker and founder of nicefishfilms, media and communications director at Compton NAACP, executive director at Contemporary Policy Institute, Science and media ambassador at Me Too. Movement -  #metoo, and community development director at Human Rights Campaign.

About the Host:

Dung Trinh, MD is the Chief Medical Officer of Irvine Clinical Research, medical missionary with TongueOut Medical Missions, and holds leadership positions with multiple health care organizations in Orange County. He is a keynote speaker, best-selling author, and Host of “Health Talks with Dr. Trinh” which can be heard weekly on OC Talk Radio.

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