Clinic Blog: 2012 San Diego Clinic Blog
March 25, 2012
Wrapping up the week
We had the most wonderful week in San Diego. The total count that we ended up giving the gift of sight to was 976 deserving children. We had a really great team that had one common goal in mind and that was to make sure that each and every did recieved the one thing that they deserved-clear vision. Each of us took away great lessons and experiences from this week and we all want to go on more clinics. Many of us made great bonds and friends for life. This is an experience that all of us will not soon forget.
We had a great bunch of doctors that went above and beyond their job duties of the eye exam and helped the reset of us out at every station. Thanks to all the great doctors that we had this week!
Many thanks to the Lion's Club of National City for their unselfish and tireless work this week to ensure that we had all the great meals that we needed, their help at any station, the transportation that they provided to our hotels and all the other behind the scene things that they did for us. They are a great bunch of people. Their love and dedication for National City is inspiring so from all of us--THANK YOU!!!!
We have Dottie to thank most of all. Without her, the San Diego clinic would not be possible. She is a one woman show. I heard many things about Dottie before our trip. I heard that she was the backbone of this clinic and she did so much to make this clinic so successful. Everything I heard was right and more!! Dottie is such an amazing woman that creates such an inviting and inspiring environment. She has such a heart for One Sight and really goes beyond what she has to do to make the experience beyond amazing! Dottie says that she is going to retiring soon but she will NEVER retire from One Sight. You are amazing, Dottie! THANK YOU!!
This week not only did we have the pleasure of having the mayor and the city council of National City with us, but we had the firemen ther who so graciously filled EYEVAN with the water we needed, the police department, but we also had the state senator's assistant there as well to see what great things we were doing. In addition to all those great supporters, we also had a news reporter from WPBS there to do a story on One Sight and they followed on of the recipients through the whole process. Can't wait to see the end result!!