Clinic Blog: 2011 Mexico 2 Clinic Blog
August 24, 2011
The 200th OneSight Clinic is Just Days Away!
Welcome to the blog page for the OneSight Clinic to Hermosillo, Mexico! Our team of 40 volunteers and doctors are from all over the world including the United States, United Kingdom, Italy, Mexico, Canada, and Germany. We will be spending two weeks just outside of Hermosillo, Mexico providing complete eye exams and eyewear to thousands of people who could not otherwise afford to see the world clearly. Something that makes this clinic extra special is that we will be lucky enough to participate in the 200th OneSight clinic!
Each day on this blog we will be posting highlights from our vision care clinic including stories of our recipients, the team experience and a little about Hermosillo itself. I don’t speak Italian, but I will be asking some of our Italian team members to write a few entries so that their families can share in the experience. Sara Savio has already volunteered for this first entry (written below). We land in Hermosillo on Monday, August 29th and will be posting messages and photographs through the last day of the clinic which is on September 10th. Be sure to log on every day so you don't miss a minute of the excitement! And, if you’re interested, our team is also raising money to help fund our Clinic. Click here to make your donation to our team today!
Here's a little background about OneSight and our Global Clinics: OneSight is a family of charitable programs dedicated to improving vision through outreach, research and education. Sponsored by Luxottica, OneSight programs have helped more than 8 million people over its 20-year history.
Each year, OneSight conducts two-week clinics where our doctors and trained volunteers provide free eye exams and eyewear to thousands of people in need. To date, as mentioned before, this will be our 200th clinic in 37 different countries. This year, we have 15 clinics planned around the world. For a complete list of Clinic locations, visit www.onesight.org .
We hope you will have as much following our experience as we will have helping the people of Hermosillo!
An Italian blog entry courtesy of Sara Savio:
Tra pochi giorni inizierà questa nuova avventura sotto la luce di OneSight: questa volta si parte per il Messico, in particolare per Hermosillo nello stato di Sonora (nord ovest del Messico).
Anche questa volta un team di volontari, dottori e optometristi faranno del loro meglio per aiutare la popolazione locale a veder meglio, così da poter svolgere le loro vite in un modo migliore.
Questo blog proverà a raccontare quello che vivremo nelle prossime 2 settimane, anche se non sarà facile esprimere tutte le nostre emozioni...