Clinic Blog: 2012 Mexico 2 Clinic Blog
August 30, 2012
Clinic Day 4 - Be in the Moment
Rob McCoy challenged the team this morning to be in the moment during the clinic. The days go by so fast and we are already half way through our clinic days. It was a good reminder to cherish the special moments with the team and the recipients. We saw 1,096 recipients today. That is a total of 3,674 for the clinic.
I’m dedicating this post to some special moments so far in the clinic. Some are touching, some are cute, and others just plain funny.
On the first day of clinic Natasha Jadavji (LensCrafter’s – Calgary, AB) received a marriage proposal from a sweet old man. Another day, Rob McCoy (ILORI/OSA) was invited to dinner at a dear old ladies house after the kind service he provided to her. Thursday was David Howard’s (Sears Optical – New York) 20th anniversary with Luxottica! He mentioned this when speaking with a recipient at the clinic that day. The recipient was so touched by him spending his anniversary in Mexico and helping at the clinic that he was brought to tears.
There was an especially special story from today that I wanted to share. Her name was Maria. She was a -15.00 in the right eye and -15.50 in the left eye. She had glasses that were 3-4 years old and they were holding on by literally by string holding the lenses in place. I included a picture below. We were able to fit her with new glasses – they looked great (picture below with Dr. Tom Srun). She was so happy and kept looking around the room.
For our North American friends and family, have a blessed Labor Day holiday weekend. We are heading to a resort area called Valle de Bravo about 3 hours away for some relaxing and fun this weekend.