Friday, November 18, 2011

Visiting Surgeons give the Gift of Sight

Good Morning friends and family,
Today is the last day for Eye surgeries in the Clinica Maxeña. Daily more than forty patients waited on benches inside and out of the clinic. The doctors and surgical assistants came from California. Most of the patients are elderly and carry a wooden cane and assisted by family members.

Yesterday, however, Diego, our 20 year old insulin dependent diabetic, was operated on for a right cataract. Hopefully in April the left cataract will be removed. He is legally blind because of the cataracts. Catarina, 18 year old insulin diabetic, was diagnosed with retinopathy. Friday they will come to Diabetic Club of the Clinica Maxeña. We will commemorate World day of Diabetes.

These are all patients who could never pay a private surgeon for these operations. Our clinic charges less than one hundred dollars for cataract surgery. Many are exonerated as many do not have enough money now even to buy corn. Please pray for the Poor. You can help us to help them by putting the Clinica Maxeña on your christmas list. THANK YOU!