Clinic Blog: 2012 Fishkill Clinic Blog
July 9, 2012
Day 4-Fishkill Clinic
Yesterday we had the privilege of working with the young ladies at Camp ABC aka Anita Bliss Coler. All-in-all we were able to complete 200 screens and 134 exams. There were 119 rx's, 14 non-rx's, 27 shuttle jobs and 1 referral equaling a very successful day!! The young ladies at the camp were amazing and made the day go by way to fast. Some of the girls were shy but Juan was amazing with them and got them to open up. The voices on some the girls would've brought tears to your eyes.
We were very lucky to have some extra help yesterday from the two camp counselors for Hidden Valley Camp. This experience has just been amazing and I couldn't have asked for a better group of people to share this experience with. I have really appreciated our leadership team (Leona, Mike, Maria, Terrence, and Jim) for their guidance, wisdom, and passion.
The bond we have created with the kids is priceless, and when its time to pack up and go home our hearts will be heavy but our mission will be completed!!!
From the doctor: (Dr. Maithreyi)- my last few days here have been beyond imaginable. I have become oblivious to the rest of the world- in many which has been great- to not hear the long lasting crisis of middle east, or the politics or the health care crisis etc... there is something so serine in working with children and that too in camp grounds. I wish i could capture their innocence forever and just keep them on camp grounds because they were so happy to be there - three meals a day, fun activities etc... though i worked with each child for a brief period of time, their strength, courage, intelligence and individuality was shining....i always wondered after having completed optometry school- uh-oh am i really just going to flip lenses and say 1 or 2 for ever??? Well, the last few days have convinced me, NOPE... i have found my way of reaching out to children and many others thanks to One Sight :-) I couldn't be happier saying 1 or 2. Looking forward another week of camp!