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It takes a young person with a special heart to spend their free time providing joy and relief to seriously ill children. Jeffrey Herskovits, a medical student at Touro’s Lander College of Arts & Sciences (LAS), has demonstrated that compassion for three summers at Camp Simcha, located in upstate New York. As Camp Simcha’s mission statement describes, they exist to provide “fun, friendship and hope” to kids who are facing debilitating or terminal illness. And for Brooklyn resident Herskovits, it represented a chance to satisfy his natural urge to give back.
During our winter break, seven of us TouroCOM students travelled to Kathmandu, Nepal, to volunteer at Sahid Memorial Hospital. After rotating through general, ICU, surgical/post-op and emergency wards at Sahid, we gained invaluable first-hand medical experience in a foreign environment.