Clinic Blog: 2012 Chicago Clinic Blog
April 25, 2012
Today we saw a total of 296 children in the clinic. Gary was a huge help in the clinic today since he was the lens popper...meaning as lenses were cut he was the one who would place them in the frames. Anyone who has ever done this knows that it is not easy and is painful for the thumbs. Way to go Gary! Tonight Dr. Sonja Patel is raising money for OneSight by offering eyebrow threading to the team! Yay for fundraising and thank you Dr. Sonja! Here are a few notes from the team....
Good Morning to everyone in the Dallas Lab. Just to let you know I am having a great time here in Chicago. The weather is not as cold. We have gone site-seeing and have met a lot of nice people. Everyone from the OneSight group is extremely nice. Thanks to one of our friends from Dallas, Trina, for donating $100.00 to my Onesight. So now I have reached my $500.00 goal!! Please continue to support me by making a donation to my personal page. See you soon! Love, Yolanda
Good morning to all of my Colorado friends. The Chicago Clinic is going great. Had the chance to make it to Wrigley Field on Monday evening. We have helped over 500 kids so far. Thanks to all for your continued support to all of us here in Chicago. Talk to everyone soon. -Shannon
To my family and co-workers- Miss you all! I am learning the lab and before you know I will be able to whip through the lab like a pro. The new edger’s are AMAZING!! How’s the 25% increase coming. I am sending you all good vibes and can’t wait to be back in the store! Mom, Penny, Chris! I love you and can’t wait to see you. Sorry I haven’t called but we have been so busy. Congrats on winning in Canada Chris. To all my friends, I can’t wait to tell you about my adventures. Chicago is crazy and fun and I can’t wait to experience the night life tonight! See all of you soon! -Kara
I was doing near acuities and I met this little girl, who shared with me the fact that her sister had just gotten a hair cut. I asked if the girl behind us was her sister, which it was. I had asked her if her hair was really long before she cut it, and the younger sister said it was, and that 2 little girls were very happy to get the hair because they had cancer and didn’t have hair. The younger sister also told me she couldn’t wait to grow her hair down to her but so she could make some girls happy with her hair too! -Christine
More tonometry humor… A high school aged girl walked up and asked what the machine was going to do. I explained that it would just give a little puff of air into the eye, it doesn’t hurt but is a bit surprising. So her response was “Okay, you’re gonna kill me, let’s do this.”