I had the pleasure of writing The Power of Humanity from Dr. Mobi’s point of view.
Dr. Mobi was a front-line doctor during the hardest times of COVID. He stepped up before being asked and continues to bring awareness through his media channel Lifestyle TV, USA, and other media endeavors. Most recently he graced the cover of It’s My Life digital magazine from Singapore. This is Dr. Mobi’s account of the best of Humanity.
“I have practiced medicine for 30-plus years, from emergency rooms, ICU’s and even delivered babies. Before the world announced that we were in a pandemic, everyone watched the virus develop in China and thought it wouldn’t happen where they were. No one was thinking globally. Although we can talk to each other anywhere in the world, we can visit anywhere in the world, they never realized that the virus can do the same thing.
When everything started, I felt that our world was going to drastically change, so I went to the hospital. I asked if they needed me to work extra shifts, and they said they would let me know. I canceled all my plans because I knew it would be bad, and I still feel we were not out of the woods yet.
My father became deathly ill in Pakistan and couldn’t get the treatment he needed. Our culture in Pakistan differs from the United States. I had to work with some partners of mine to find the drug he needed, purchase it, then find a driver who could get there within thirty-six hours so he could survive. Imagine a person driving across Pakistan for thirty-six hours with a life-saving drug. Anything could have happened, and my father wouldn’t be here. Luckily, the driver made it in time, and my father is doing well.
I was on call one night when it seemed as every COVID patient was coding and didn’t survive. This night hit me the hardest because even our physicians were passing away. It’s one thing to work on people you don’t know, but when one of your own colleagues who worked tirelessly to save others succumbs to the disease, it hits you in a whole new way. We are there to save lives, but having one of our own was just another thing.
That night prompted me to write my song. I wrote the song in one hour because I needed to get out so many feelings I had inside of me.
When everything shut down in January, there was only one worker at the restaurant I usually go to because everyone else had called off sick. The shop was empty, and it was a desolate place. I asked the server why he was still working and not at home. He said, “What am I supposed to do, people need to eat, and I need to feed them.”
At that moment, he became my hero. He was a bigger hero to me than anyone because he was there when everyone chose not to, and he didn’t have to be. He chose humanity over himself. There are many stories like his that we should learn from. These stories make humanity strong. I supported him by going to that restaurant every day and making sure I picked up something.
We have to face a new reality; the world isn’t as big as it once was. With the way technology has advanced our societies, the world has become a small place.
COVID changes everybody’s lives. There are people with more significant callings than they ever knew they had. When humanity needs a hero most, they step up and show us what the world is to be like. I designed a portable ventilator when we ran out of them. I designed it, put it in for the patent, and it’s a low-cost ventilator so I could help people. Some started a new business, some did other things. Some lives changed so drastically it brought something out of them they didn’t even realize they had.”