Wednesday, August 13, 2008

WWWAT - A Different View



Okay, since I've been away I didn't realize it was WWWAT until just two days ago. And as soon as I saw the theme I knew what I'd do. Let's clarify - that never happens! I'm always struggling the day before to think of something and frantically taking pictures. Nope. Not this time!

Here's A Different View


Visual Acuity Tests - done by two ship deckhands, Semi and Josiah (Josiah's pointing at the letters, obviously not in the shot)
Molly (17, California) and Matt helping people decide the strength of reading glasses they need.
One woman who's just had her 2nd cataract bandage removed. She had one eye done Thursday and the other done Friday. Doesn't she look excited?Seepa, aged 13, had her congenital cataracts and congenital dislocated lenses removed when she was 5. She couldn't have new lenses placed because her eyes were still growing. Earlier this year she had one eye operated on - and the surgeon botched it! The poor girl lost sight in that eye permanently. Dr Jeff Rutgard was able to place a new lens in the second eye. This is her before her surgery.

I didn't take this picture, but it needs sharing. That's Seepa, her parents, and the opthalmology team. That clinic is onboard the ship!

Seepa when she returned the next morning to have her bandages removed.
Seepa realizing she just read the words without her +10:00 glasses for the first time in her life.








27 comments:

  1. Okay.... you get the award for the most moving post!! Wow! The simple things I take for granted - sight, eye doctors on every corner, surgeons who know what they are doing...

    Amazing post, Susie!

    -Andrea

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  2. Perfect! What a wonderful idea. I absolutely love that last picture. You really captured the moment!

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  3. How blessed you are to be a part of something so great! Andrea is right, we do take a lot for granted. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Wow, what a great post! How awesome that you got to be involved in something that has such a HUGE impact on people's everyday life!

    Have a great Wednesday :)

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  5. So glad you were able to share such an amazing thing with people! I wear glasses/contacts that are pretty strong (like I can't see 3 inches in front of my face w/o them) and I cannot even imagine having to go about my day to day life without being able to see! What a blessing for those people.

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  6. Susie. I cried =) Great post - thank you! AA

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  7. Wow! The blind shall see. That's amazing work you're doing.

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  8. I agree with Andrea, this post was just beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing all the great pictures :)

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  9. What an amazing post! Talk about a different view!

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  10. I LOVE knowing the stories behind the pictures, and this story is especially moving. Thanks for sharing!!
    Happy Wednesday!

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  11. That is truly amazing susie .. how awesome to share in the ability to help

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  12. Great post Susie! What a blessing to be a part of that experience.

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  13. That is so awesome!!! What a wonderful post.

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  14. Absolutely INCREDIBLE Susie... Wow... What an experience to witness.... ok and how do they get the cataracts out??? that was weird.

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  15. What an amazing gift vision is. I know that I really appreciate my vision & "seeing" what you & your family do to help others is wonderful!

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  16. You definitely put a "twist" on WWWAT, what amazing fotos, and amazing stories. I'm with Andrea...what we take for granted. Great job.

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  17. God moves in amazing ways doesn't he? WOW! and ...I was absolutely amazed with the clinic pic shot inside the ship...wow!!!! :)

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  18. WOW~ what a touching post!!! That is so amazing that you are apart of something so great!

    Beautiful Pictures!

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  19. I second the motion for most moving post! Wow...definately makes me realize how much I take for granted...Great job :)
    Blessings!

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  20. Paul Wesley Green arrived yesterday and is doing really well. His cele is much smaller than expected and the doctors are working to come up with a treatment plan. Awesome pictures!!

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  21. now that is a different "view" how amazing, so happy for them!

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  22. Wow, your post offers a different view on a few levels! :)

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  23. Don't get me wrong, it was a great post. I've noticed that your wwat posts are not usually wordless though. Is that the twist? I'm guessing you have the great gift of gab. :) :) :)

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  24. Wow, yes, a very moving post!

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  25. Did you see that baby Green was born and that they removed his cele?? That's crazy! Apparently, he is doing well. Check out his story on the blog.

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  26. Loved your series! What a creative and meaningful post! I bet its awesome to witness such blessings in peoples lives! Thanks for sharing.

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