Clinic Blog: 2011 Gambia Blog
June 22, 2011
8 Million Patients and Counting!
8 Million. Today in The Gambia OneSight helped it’s 8 Millionth patient!. For perspective, the population of The Gambia is 1.7Million - in 20+ years OneSight has helped the equivalent of the entire Gambian population 5 times over. How amazing is that?!?
Her name is Marokey. She is a 35 year old mother of 4 who had never worn glasses. She had trouble seeing people at a distance and doing her everyday work like gardening, cooking and sewing. After receiving her glasses she commented that she is so happy and grateful; she can see things clearly and can do things on her own. She was able to thread a needle - something she had not been able to do in years. In addition to Marokey, her 10 year old son also received a pair of glasses so that he can see better in school.
So, Marokey is the 8 millionth patient helped by OneSight. But guess what? Even more amazing things happened in the Gambia today, and in Ghana where we have another clinic in process – OneSight helped patient number 8,000,0001, 8,000,0002, 8,000,003,……the giving continues and the sky is the limit! So from the Doctors and Associates that are a part of Team Gambia - we had a an incredibly exciting day and we are truly humbled by the magnitude of what 8,000,000 means to OneSight and Luxottica. Please continue to follow us as we help even more people during our next next 6 clinic days.