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Mission of Healing Eyes

"As you did to the least of my brethren,

you did to me" Mt 25:40


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Spring 2015 Mission Trip Experience

Posted by anonymous on 7 February, 2016 at 11:55 Comments comments (3)

Helping to Bring Sight to the World


I was very lucky to be a member of the mission of healing eyes to Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo in May of 2015. It was truly a life-changing experience. I was very excited to meet the other team members and all the patients, to have my first hands-on experience with surgical procedures, and to contribute to a team that makes a real difference in the lives of so many people. We arrived on a beautiful afternoon in Zihuatanejo and started working right...

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A Week of Vision

Posted by Sydney Cohen on 12 September, 2015 at 13:40 Comments comments (0)

The Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo mission trip was by far one of the greatest, if not the greatest, experience of my life. Everyone from our team, to the patients, to the bar tenders at the pool and the jeweler walking up and down the beach under the hot sun made a huge impact on my life and the way I want to approach life from here on out.

On the first morning after the 2:15am wake up call to get to the airport the previous day, it was hard to roll out of bed while the sky was still pitch blac...

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A Life Changing Experience

Posted by Marie Kloor on 10 December, 2014 at 0:05 Comments comments (0)

The operating room of the Naval Hospital of Zihuatanejo felt like a world away from my desk in downtown Manhattan. However, the experience I left with only makes me want to go back. As I reflect on the week spent in Zihua, what really stands out is the people – both the people we served and the people that joined the Mission to serve.

The people we served traveled from towns near and far and had been waiting for their scheduled surgery for months. As they were led into the o...

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Mission Trip to Ixtapa

Posted by Michael Peterson on 2 July, 2014 at 21:50 Comments comments (0)

I was fortunate to be able to join the Mission of Healing Eyes in May 2014. I knew it was going to be a special experience, but I had no idea how much it would affect me. Our group worked so well together, coming from different parts of the country and different walks of life in order to achieve the same goal: to help others in need.

Seeing the compassion that was shown on this mission to complete strangers, in actions rather than just words, will stay with me for the rest of my life. ...

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May 2014 Mission

Posted by Bryce on 1 July, 2014 at 0:30 Comments comments (0)

As I am going into my senior year of college, I have done a good share of volunteer work so far but when I was offered the opportunity to serve with the Mission of Healing eyes, I knew that this experience would be a different type of journey for me.

This mission was different compared to other volunteer experiences that I had encountered mainly from the amount of love and passion that was at the center of every incision and discussion. I could not have imagined a better team to be a pa...

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The Most Refreshing Experience

Posted by TKahn on 22 November, 2013 at 19:15 Comments comments (0)

I have had the honor of attending a couple of these missions over the past few years. And as a recent college student, I am fully aware of how difficult it is to decide between a vacation at South Padre Island versus a Mission Trip full of serving in an OR all day. As much as I've loved the vacations, I've always come back from the mission trips feeling so much more refreshed and renewed. There is something about serving that refreshes the heart so much more than a vacation ever could.


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Juanito in the OR

Posted by Mission of Healing Eyes on 7 April, 2013 at 21:30 Comments comments (0)

During the April 2013 mission we were serenated by Juanito, a local musician from Zihuantanejo.  The mission team gave Juanito an eye exam, and he performed a few songs for us in the OR. What a special treat! 

Thanks the size of Texas!

Posted by Rebeca Mendizabal on 17 October, 2011 at 0:05 Comments comments (0)

When I walked into the naval hospital on Monday, in a way I went in blind. An online posting had asked for Spanish interpreters. Other than that I honestly knew very little about the doctors and their work.

That was Monday. That was before assisting with numerous eye exams, distributing bagfuls of glasses, and even witnessing two out of more than 200 cataract surgeries. That was also before I had the opportunity to spend five days with the Mission of Healing Eyes crew.

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As Bob Hope used to sing, "Thanks for the Memories"

Posted by Dick Siegert on 3 November, 2010 at 17:13 Comments comments (1)

Dear Jim and Molly and the rest of the Mission of Healing Eyes missionaries,

What a pleasure to have just returned from the October, 2010 mission to Ixtapa !

It is a real privilege to be able to participate in the Mission, especially as a 'non-medical' person, and to see how our group is able to touch the lives of so many residents of the areas surrounding Ixtapa, Mexico.  To see the joy and amazement on the faces of the people coming to the mission is...

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Hoping For the Best

Posted by Brian Conahan on 2 November, 2010 at 12:19 Comments comments (0)

Its Hard to wake up every morning and thank God for all he has done in my life. Most days I am tried, I  don't want to go to school, or I say that I'll thank Him later. The Mission of Healing Eyes that my family and I started has changed my view on life drastically, I now see that I have things in my life that some people would not even dream of having. I feel that doing this mission has not only brought me closer to God but has helped me see the won...

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