KUALA LUMPUR: Although she took a bullet in her chest when a Thai man ran amok and fired four shots at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital last December, it did not deter her from continuing to serve as a Malaysian Red Crescent Society volunteer.
And 24-year-old Tee Kim Lean has even become a full-time staff member and is training to be an ambulance medical aide.
The local Florence Nightingale said she felt a sense of achievement when assisting those who were less fortunate and suffering.
I can't explain it but it's good to know that I've played a part in helping those who are in need, Tee said after receiving a special service award from MRCS for her volunteer services at its headquarters here yesterday.
Nasir Khan Abdul Rahman who was the first MRCS volunteer to be dispatched to assist earthquake victims in Bam, Iran, last December received the same award.
I had three hours to pack my bags and to inform my family before catching the flight to Bam.
It was an emotionally difficult experience, said the 46-year-old, who has been a volunteer for 33 years.
Other award recipients were Bam volunteers Col Mohd Kamal Omar, Dr Maznor Shaari, P. Chellapan, Sister V. Kanagambikai and Sister Masitah Rasidi.
Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil, also the vice-president of MRCS, presented the awards.
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