VOSH Illinois and L’Amy America Team Up on Mission to Colombia
A VOSH Illinois team comprised of 18 volunteers traveled to Barranquilla
and Sabanagrande, Colombia this past fall for a mission organized by
VOSH International volunteer Natalie Venezia. The VOSH team was
supporte d by a generous donation from L’Amy America of frames and
sunglasses, organized by Alex Rotundo and Sue Wyatt.
The mission’s team included four ODs, five OD students from UMSL,
and nine lay volunteers. The ODs were Drs. Michael Ciszek, Sarika Mehta,
Jim Purvis and James Vaught. The mission was hosted by Colombian
philanthropist Marina Diaz, Governor Eduardo Verano, with particular
help from the Governor’s assistant Rodolfo Zambrano, and host
optometrist Freddy Garcia. The team treated approximately 1,760 patients
during the four-day clinic.
The VOSH Illinois team will be going on another eye clinic mission
to Concepción, Bolivia in February, again supported by product donations
from L’Amy America.
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| VOSH Illinois team gathers in Colombia.
|| Dr. Michael Cizsek of VOSH Illinois and a lucky patient sporting her new L’Amy America sunglasses.
|| One of the many officers that protected the VOSH team during the four-day clinic, loving his shades from L’Amy America.|