Clinic Blog: 2011 Ghana Clinic Blog
June 14, 2011
An awesome 1st Day!
It's hard to believe that after 6 months of talking about and planning this clinic, we are here in beautiful Ghana. This morning, we left early for our clinic site for a short orientation and final setting up. Our first patients were to arrive at noon! What an interesting(and bumpy) bus ride! We were able to see a good amount of Accra, which we are all anxious to see more of. When we finally arrived at The Culinary School, we could hear the sound of drums. What a beautiful surprise to have many of the local people there to greet us with music and dance! A very uplifting way to start our day! At noon, after enjoying a lovely meal prepared and served by students of the culinary school, we opened our doors to more than 300 people. Many of us were just learning as we went alongside of our experienced team members, performing duties including registration, exams and the ardous task of matching prescriptions to each individual from a catalog of more than 17,000 donated eye glasses! In the end we examined and dispensed eyeglasses, sunglasses and readers to 347 patients, along with many smiles, hugs and other goodies! We took care of patients starting at age 3 up to 75 year o;d sisters! Our teammate Talita Van Wick was so touched as she placed the glasses on these 2 beautiful Ghanaian women's faces and they cried because they could see clearly for the 1st time. We knew we were on the right track for doing what OneSight does best.....Giving the Gift of Sight!
I would like to thank the Assignment Team at the CSC, Mason, OH for providing Wendy Uhls with the gift of "a Quote a Day". I will also be sharing these with you. Today's was truly appropriate:
"Every day you have the opportunity to learn and experience something and someone new. Seize the opportunity. Learn and experience everything you can, and use it to change the world" Rodney Williams.