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A new way to walk for Wai

Day 190

Boots Made for Walking

Changemakers 365 is all about doing the doable. It’s about opening our eyes to the opportunities to make an impact in a person’s life with relatively few resources – and making change each and every day of the year.

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Today I want to introduce you to one amazing member of the Alight family. His name is Wai Tun. Wai might be responsible for Thailand’s slogan – the Land of Smiles. Just look at that smile! It can brighten anyone’s day.

Wai is a man on the move. To reach the patients he treats for tuberculosis and malaria on the Thai-Myanmar border, he travels across all types of environments, going wherever they are. Because of all the difficult terrain he encounters, the sandals he’s rocking just don’t always cut it.

We had an idea, and a surprise for Wai…new rubber boots for him and his crew!

“When I go to the field on a muddy road, this is very useful!” said Wai. “Especially in this area since we have so much high grass, this protects me from the snake bites. And when I cross the river, this saves my feet from sharp stones.”

Wai smiled one of his famous smiles as he slipped his feet into his new, safe kicks.

 

Meet Jon!

Hello hello! My name is Jon Atwell and I’m the Roving Correspondent at Alight. So much of what I do involves going to program sites and spending time with my colleagues around the world, and the people we serve. I get to capture photos, create video, and share stories of the incredible people I meet. And, I’ve gotten the chance to do the doable with many of our teams in many places. This time around, I’m so excited to tell you about our incredible team in Thailand!

 

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