Clinic Blog: 2012 The Gambia Clinic Blog
May 15, 2012
A heart warming story from the fabulous Dr Abby
Hello family and friends! The Gambia has been proven to be filled with heat, humidity, wonderful patients, and great teammates! We had a hiccup of loss of electricity that we conquered with a smile. One very heart warming story: we had a multiple team member assist! In one of the initial steps of clinic, patients pass through an auto refractor that determines a preliminary prescription. Sometimes the findings are a little wonky...Lisa came to me and said that she had a young man, and she had tried several times to get a reading, the machine said (over sph). The young man had no apparent pathology. She asked if I could check. I did a really "old school" reading and then a refraction and found out that this young guy was a -15. Now for those of you less optically trained, I am a -5 and feel totally blind. I never would have seen a board in school, played a sport, probably even had many friends if I had been half as blind! Due to Lisa's diligence and trying the very best for the patient this young man would be leaving an unimaginable future. We can't be thankful enough for our lucky station in life, for all the good deeds that these wonderful people are doing for the people of Gambia, and finally our families for making all of this possible. Without you our family and friends we could not be here! We love you and your sacrifices are the spark and fuel that is helping so many!
We love you all, we miss you terribly, we are all safe, and most importantly, we will be home soon! Dr Abby says Hi!
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