Humanity: the best medicine

I AM the doctor for a lovely family that recently migrated to Australia.

I offered to babysit their three-year-old daughter for a few hours while her mother looked into options for further study.

The little girl is bilingual and we had great fun looking through a bird book. She told me the names of the birds in her language and I told her the English equivalent. Then we coloured. I was very happy to have arranged my schedule to accommodate our playtime.

The little girl had already developed a keen sense of social conscience,