Dr. Richard Heinzl: Sharing Humanitarian Stories To Inspire Change
In the same article, Heinzl says that is has been gratifying to see the impact that his messages have on others. While the humanitarian work the organization does is vitally important to him, he explains that it can only continue when new faces get involved in the movement. As of late, he spends more time promoting the organization and its accomplishments than physically going out into the field himself. However, he is just as passionate about the work as ever and speaks to audiences about why it's crucial that we all get involved with helping those in need.
Dr. Heinzl founded the Chapter when he was fresh out of medical school in 1988. He became their first field volunteer and his experience in Cambodia inspired his memoir, Cambodia Calling. He has since motivated hundreds of volunteers to follow in his footsteps and continues to bring aid to those who need it most. In his speeches, he discusses not only his time with the organization, but also how ordinary people are capable of doing extraordinary things even in the face of tremendous adversity.