Clinic Blog: 2011 Ghana Clinic Blog
June 26, 2011
One last time for the team
Once again, it looks like I am spending more time dealing with the mechanics of this program than with the blog itself....so here goes....
One of the problems with writing a blog like this is that there are so many stories and impressions. It is so hard to choose those that made it to these pages. I chose this last one because it is near and dear to many of your hearts. This one is from Weny Uhls:
"I had the wonderful experience to dispense a pair of glasses that belonged to a dear friend and colleague that passed away in May. Julie Carmack would be so proud to see that her glasses made such a difference in the life of this beautiful lady. She was so excited to receive the glasses that she grabbed me and pulled me close for the picture!"
Last CSC quote:
"To do more for the world than the world does for you -that is sucess." Henry Ford
As our final good-byes were said, we reflected on the beauty that was our clinic. We had only a four hour clinic on Thursday as we needed to break everything down, pack up and get our Australian contigency out on an early flight. Our goal was 500 patients. We saw 1100 patients bringing our total to....drum roll, please.......9051 patients with 30 doctor referrals!!!!! Team Ghana rocks!
It is hard to believe that that our 8 day clinic is over! When I reflect on it, two words consistently come to mind (and I am more than sure that I have used them several times already!) Amazing and awesome. How very humbling and beautiful it was to be a part of this place even for just a short time... to be as accepted and welcomed as we were and how humbling and what an honour it was to be a part of this special group of dedicated, hardworking people. I know I am not alone in sayying, I left Ghana, a better,more enriched person than I entered it! Thank you to our host, Franklin Mensah, our OneSight Leadership Team: Melissa, Andrea, Tanya, Joyce, Allison, John and Harriette and to OneSight for enabling us to give the gift of sight!
As Barb says "The spirit of Africa! Upbeat, passionate and proud!!!!!"