Before coming to Thailand to become an instructor for Karen students training to become physician assistants, I had heard about how wonderful the Karen people are. Now that I have been in Thailand for a year, I can attest to this and how one student in particular has impacted me.

Sai Sai Poe is a Physician Assistant student at Earth Mission Asia and in his last year of training at the Rain Tree Clinic, which was established on the edge of Karen state in Myanmar to provide healthcare for the Karen people and training for local students in the ...

The Karen people have experienced oppression for over sixty years with little to no access to healthcare and services. Due to this lack of access to healthcare, 721 women die per 100,000 live births.

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary: “In physics, resilience is the ability of an elastic material (such as rubber or animal tissue) to absorb energy (such as from a blow) and release that energy as it springs back to its original shape. The recovery that occurs in this phenomenon can be viewed as analogous to a person’s ability to ...