Today is Christmas Eve. Although Christmas is not a main holiday in Taiwan and is not as widely celebrated as it is in other countries, for clients at Sunshine Rehabilitation Center, it's still a special day. That’s owing to a special tradition of the Rehabilitation Center: every year for Christmas, clients and staff dress up in holiday-themed costumes, then go out singing carols and distributing candies door to door to our neighbors.
Starting on December 24th up until Christmas day, the atmosphere of the Rehabilitation Center suddenly becomes festive as everyone gets ready, deciding what costume to wear, or practicing the lyrics of their favorite carol. Then everyone sets out, going from floor to floor, from office to office, spreading holiday cheers and singing happily (although not necessarily on key, but nobody minds!). This is a way for our burn survivors to thank our neighbors for the support and the care they have shown us throughout the year.
We would like to take this opportunity afforded to us by the Holiday season to also thank all the GlobalGiving donors who supported us during the year 2013, and wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thank you for accompanying burn survivors in Taiwan on the long road toward recovery!