Clinic Blog: 2011 Ghana Clinic Blog
June 21, 2011
Day 5 completed!
It's hard to believe that we have finished 5 days of clinic....seems like we just got here! Only 3 more days to go...:(
1370 people served today!!
Today as a man left my station, my volunteer asked me if I had noticed the sling he was wearing. He proceeded to tell me that this man had fallen while waiting for the clinic this morning. He was taken to the hospital, treated. Then he came back and got his eye exam and glasses!
We are all so busy during the day that we are not always cognisant of the others. That's why it so important for us to share our stories!
One of the stories shared was from team member, Bill Mullins. In fact I have 2 stories about him. A few days ago, there was a young girl with a very high prescription. No one was able to find something that a matched. Someone remembered that Bill had brought his wife's glasses. Perfect fit!
Bill is "indispensible" at our dispense table. Today, I had a beautiful young woman standing in front of, trying hard not to cry because the glasses we were able to pick were tremendous and heavy. When Bill saw them, he offered to "take care of it". And he did! He came back with a great pair of glasses! When she stood in front of me now, she did cry, but this time tears of joy! It's that kind of dedication that makes OneSight the quality program it is!
CSC Qute: "The happiest people I have known have been those who gave themselves no concern about their own souls, but did their uttermost to mitigate the miseries of others" Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Tonight we held our "Silent Auction" It was run by Barb Aspen and Tara Marlett. They did a great job with a great assortment of goodies and gifts donated by the team members, A lot of excitement was generated by tean=m member, Jimmy Hendriks (you can imagine!) as he did several live auctions. The big winner of the the day was a pair of limited edition, beaded Ray Ban glasses which fetched $370! $2778 was raised for our clinic!