Clinic Blog: 2012 Mexico 2 Clinic Blog
August 30, 2012
You have to read this great post below written by Ewa Zawadzki. Ewa is from store 922 -- LensCrafter's Kingston, Canada.
KISS… is not a gesture we use too often these days, especially with people we meet for the first time. That is until I’ve returned to another amazing experience, this One Sight clinic. Mexico is especially warm in this aspect. Right from day one, upon our arrival, one of our local partners/ hosts greeted some of us with a kiss, right on the cheek! What a nice warm welcome.
But the kisses I would like to mention the most are the ones that take place at our clinic soooo often. We exchange them with people we see at the clinic to improve their sight, giving them at the same time tremendous change in the quality of their lives. Very often the stories behind it all bring us to tears, the genuine ones.
Yesterday a mom with two daughters came to the clinic with hope of getting glasses. The lines were very long, the girls were waiting patiently. I kept entertaining them for a while using my very modest skills of Spanish and they, their hardly known English.
I lost them from my sight due to lines progressing towards the pick-up of their pairs. It was still a long wait for them before they could leave the place. Suddenly, in the least expected moment someone came from behind, giving me a delicate tap on my back. It was almost three and a half hours later. The little girl came to give me a kiss on my cheek and thank me for being here, with the clinic and making it happen for her and her mom. They both had strong prescriptions. The girl could see much better and she wanted to share it with me. This is what’s so rewarding in being part of OneSight and children will always have a special place in my heart.