Started our Surgical Campaign!

Began our eye surgical campaign today in Senegal. Helping 3 local Senegal eye surgeons. Over 100 cases are scheduled that have been delayed because of COVID. Special thanks to the great crew of the Mercy Ship.

Patients checking in for surgery
OR getting ready
Teaching Dr. Marie
Happy to be part of the Mercy Team

Arrived in Senegal!

Arrived at 11:00 PM after 2 days of travel. Pittsburgh to Miami, then to Madrid then finally to Senegal, Africa. We now need to be in strict quarantine for 48 hours before we can begin surgery.

Arriving in Senegal!

Returning to the Mercy Ships!

We are returning to the Mercy Ship for an eye mission off the coast of Senegal. We will be working with 3 Senegal doctors to help restore the lost vision of those blinded by cataracts. We are looking forward to this trip since being restricted from travel for over a year. Your prayers are requested to make this a successful trip.

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We completed a 2 weeks eye surgical mission trip on the Africa MercyShips, currently docked in Dakar, Senegal, Africa.

We did pediatric ophthalmology surgeries for children and adult cataract surgeries.

We participated in screening patients and also teaching a local Senegalese doctor to help her perfect her surgical skills. We are scheduled to come back in June to help her with an eye camp in her home town in Senegal.

Africa grows on you. The more we go the more we love Africa. We took a short trip on a Saturday to visit an animal preserve in the desert. We got to see giraffes, zebras, and other big animals. The hundred years old baobab trees took our breath away, so majestic and so beautiful.

The people we treated are so appreciative of our help, they have very little, and to regain their eye sight back means a second chance to life again for them.

As we have to leave today, a part of us stays back with the people of Senegal and we hope to come back again soon to help many more blind people.