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Photojournalist shares stories of trip to Burma, Thailand

A child from Moody's trip pictured with one of the doctors. (Source: Rob Moody) A child from Moody's trip pictured with one of the doctors. (Source: Rob Moody)
(Source: Rob Moody) (Source: Rob Moody)
(Source: Rob Moody) (Source: Rob Moody)

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Rob Moody spent his Christmas vacation in a hut, documenting the work of faith-based doctors.

The freelance photojournalist joined a team of doctors from Kentucky who made the trip to Burma and Thailand to provide free medical care to those living in sickness and poverty.

Moody wanted to tell the story of hundreds of people he encountered and photographed while there, so he shared his pictures and videos Wednesday night at Cameo 1900 in Lumina Station.

Moody says the orphanages are filled with children, who have limited options because of the war in Burma.

"It doesn't matter what race you are or what nationality you are -- there's good people everywhere," said Moody. "These people are just in a position in life where there is no where for them to go. They can't even go up. They're packed into an area and can't even go over the border."

The trip was made possible by a large donation from Live Oak Bank, which is located in Wilmington.

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