As one of the soyamsewak (men community volunteers) in Nepal, Ram is viewed as the go-to person in his community. When asked to relate one of his most memorable experiences as a soyamsewak, his eyes lit up as he related the story of a woman who was severely hemorrhaging that he was able to help. Knowing he had to get medical attention for her as quickly as possible, he put her on his back and forged his own path straight down the mountain to a road where transportation was available. When asked how long he carried her, he said, "about an hour." A friend knowledgeable about the area said the trail to the village normally takes 3-4 hours going down and 6 hours going up.
Fortunately, the story has a happy ending. Thanks to Ram, the woman survived reaching the hospital in time to be treated.