A Trip of a Lifetime

One of our caregivers, Christy Colebank, has returned from the trip of a lifetime after visiting China as an ambassador to the blind. Christy devoted 10-years teaching these individuals English which she considers her ministry and mission from God. Christy met with 11 of her Chinese online students face-to-face. She traveled to 10 different Chinese cities do this, with the help of Lian Qin, one of her former students, who was her interpreter and tour guide. She and her students celebrated that the majority were employed which is not common for Chinese adults who are blind. The students shared that learning to speak English better wasn’t their key to success, but rather the encouragement and confidence Christy gave them. Christy appreciated the gifts and food she received upon meeting them but seeing her students and embracing them was the greatest gift she received.

Special people like Christy are what makes Seniors Helping Seniors of North & East Raleigh so special, and we love telling their amazing stories. If you are interested in joining our team or want a wonderful person like Christy to help an amazing person in your life, contact us at 919-761-5346 or

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