|Posted by Dick Siegert on November 3, 2010 at 5:13 PM|
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 a vision to be cherished for a lifetime.
To know that their eye sight and lives are being improved while the team is volunteering time and talent for the greater good is really rewarding to all of us.
What we all comment on that is not obvious is that the patients are helping us just as much if not more than we are attempting to help them. The positive emotions are overwhelming !! And it really is true that by giving, you receive.
On Friday morning all the cataract patients and loved ones are asked to return to the hospital for final evaluations and post-op instructions. At the end of the Q & A portion, many of the patients come to say Thanks and offer a hug, etc. That farewell session is something I will always remember.
Thanks again and here's to continued success !
God bless, Dick Siegert