As we checked in this 8 year old child, her mom was holding her, as do a lot of mothers who are waiting, so it was difficult to discern what the child's illness was. After a thorough medical history, I am to find out that she has post-polio syndrome and can not walk on her own. She aches with pains in most of her joints, and never has had the pleasure to live a pain-free life. I assisted bedside as Bac Si Ha began his examination. The child had such a fearful look on her face, even before the physical examination began. Once all her joints were examined, it was time for the treatment, which would consist of lidocaine injections and joint manipulations. This precious child screamed at the top of her lungs, she tried desperately to move away from the treatment, and tears rolled down her face. As I did my best to assist with the treatment, my eyes began to fill with tears. Soon after, my waterfall of tears came without warning. It only took 5 clinic days this year for this anticipated reaction.