Clinic Blog: 2011 Ghana Clinic Blog
June 22, 2011
Today at the dispense table, we found 2 pairs of glasses with notes inside. Both were from the same store. LensCrafters 765. They were dispensed to James Aforely and Mary Ibrahim. Both are very happy with their new eyeglasses! Thank you so much for your recycling efforts! Please keep sending them!
Chantal Van Straaten was at the auto refract station when she had a little girl come through with a very high distance prescription. After she left, Chantal felt compelled to see how she had fared. She peeked around the corner to dispense which was fairly far away. The little girl was just getting fitted with her new glasses. She looked up, spotted Chantal and began to wave!
Some of our other team mates and doctors had a different experience as they learned to "Walk the line" This is when several team members go outside to the people waiting to come in. They check to see that everyone in line has a ticket to come in. One of the team members said to me later that she was struck by the sense of urgency in the people. We are seeing that now as our time here is coming to an end. Another team mate has mused aloud that we know there has to be a last person.
CSC quote for the day:
"Go the extra mile. It's never crowded."
CSC...you have no idea how ironically fitting this quote is today! Our buses took a wrong turn last night leaving clinic. We went round an round (lot's of extra miles) only to be stuck in wall-to-wall traffic. It took us over an hour to make what should have been an 8 mile trip! What could have been a nightmare turned into a Beatles sing-a-long!