Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Glasses to Guatemala

Vol State Ophthalmic students helped to fit glasses for 738 people during a recent mission trip to Guatemala. Chelsea Allen, Todd Parker, Trillion Ray and Megan Williams helped Dr. Eric Stamper test vision and then find the right donated eyeglasses for the Guatemalans. The Rotary Club of Hendersonville, lead by Dr. Bill Tayor, organizes the annual medical mission trip which also provides dental care and medical exams. Vol State students have been serving in this capacity for several years now. It's a chance to put classroom learning to work and help a community in serious need. Vol State is always looking for opportunities to connect students with the community and take action to help people. Here are some pictures from the trip. Thanks to Rip Lebkuecher who helped to organize the mission and took these photos.

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