Rotary Eye Clinic

Rotary is involved in many humanitarian projects world-wide.
Our motto is "Service Above Self

Our First Patient

Our First Patient
Dr. Carl Whitehouse and Salome Huinac

"We would like to thank all of our friends, families and other members of our community for their generous support in donating glasses, knitted booties, medical equipment and other supplies towards our mission. Your kindness is most appreciated"

Sunday, April 18, 2010

\FRIDAY - Every day is an adventure

We saw more than 80 patients today.
When we arrived  there were people waiting for us who had walked 4-5 hours from another village, starting out in the dark, to come to the clinic.

Our vans left immediately to make the 1.5 hour drive to another village to bring some 40 plus people for the examinations.

We gave out soap, tooth brushes and paste to each family. Everyone got a banana as many people hadn't eaten in hours nor would they eat again for quite some time as their return trips home would take many hours.

Our excitement for the day was the weather, In the afternoon it rained very hard and we got a report that the vans we stuck on the road and were not sure they would be able to make it to the village. We had thoughts about what it would be like to stay in the village for the night and how everyone, including the villagers would manage.

As fas as it had clouded over and rained, the weather cleared up, the sun came out and things started to dry. We were optimistic that we would get back to Xela tonight.

These two boys mugged for the camera with this magnificent view behind them.

At the end of the day before we left the village there were presentations and speeches.
In this picture Manual thanks the Rotarians for the help that has been provided to the indigenous people

We packed up all our equipment and then had to carry it to the other end of the village as this was the only road that was accessible after all the rain.

We were entertained by our resident turkey whisperer Sue who called these birds from across the field and they "came a running". The talents that our team members have never ceases to amaze us.

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