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Ometepec February 2015

<p class="font_8">World Cataract Foundation wrapped up its medical mission to Ometepec, Mexico on February 22nd.&nbsp; Dr. Ariel Ramirez, WCF Mexico President, led a&nbsp;small group of medical personnel&nbsp;to screen over 400 people and schedule surgeries the day before the&nbsp;remaining team arrived.&nbsp; Our team performed 130 surgeries:&nbsp; 102 cataracts, 27 pterygiums and 1 YAG.&nbsp; Thanks to our friends at Project 20/20, we distributed over 1,500 reading and prescription glasses. Project 20/20, located in Memphis, TN collects used glasses and cleans, types and packages them for mission teams serving people around the world.</p>

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<p class="font_8">One of our patients, Candelaria, a&nbsp;68 year old woman from Tlacoastachicalahuaca was completely blind.&nbsp; She shared with our volunteer, Laura, that she was very sad and depressed, and felt abandoned because she needed help to do everything. "I had to wait until someone came to assist me to eat, go to the restroom, walk, everything.&nbsp; I would just sit in a chair and wait; sometimes I had to wait a whole day for someone to come."&nbsp; She lives with her daughter and grandchild, but they work and go to school.&nbsp; When Laura took the patch off the morning after surgery, she said, "I feel happy because I will be able to walk and do everything by myself.&nbsp; She told us several times that she will pray and ask the Lord to protect us because we come from so far way.&nbsp;</p>

Ometepec February 2015

<p class="font_8">World Cataract Foundation wrapped up its medical mission to Ometepec, Mexico on February 22nd.&nbsp; Dr. Ariel Ramirez, WCF Mexico President, led a&nbsp;small group of medical personnel&nbsp;to screen over 400 people and schedule surgeries the day before the&nbsp;remaining team arrived.&nbsp; Our team performed 130 surgeries:&nbsp; 102 cataracts, 27 pterygiums and 1 YAG.&nbsp; Thanks to our friends at Project 20/20, we distributed over 1,500 reading and prescription glasses. Project 20/20, located in Memphis, TN collects used glasses and cleans, types and packages them for mission teams serving people around the world.</p>

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<p class="font_8">One of our patients, Candelaria, a&nbsp;68 year old woman from Tlacoastachicalahuaca was completely blind.&nbsp; She shared with our volunteer, Laura, that she was very sad and depressed, and felt abandoned because she needed help to do everything. "I had to wait until someone came to assist me to eat, go to the restroom, walk, everything.&nbsp; I would just sit in a chair and wait; sometimes I had to wait a whole day for someone to come."&nbsp; She lives with her daughter and grandchild, but they work and go to school.&nbsp; When Laura took the patch off the morning after surgery, she said, "I feel happy because I will be able to walk and do everything by myself.&nbsp; She told us several times that she will pray and ask the Lord to protect us because we come from so far way.&nbsp;</p>