Karen Parker, one of the partners at Excel Anesthesia, participated in a medical mission in Haiti as part of a group called The Eye Team. Karen and the team spent a week visiting the Haiti Christian Mission in St. Louis du Nord. They performed some much needed eye surgeries on children and adults.
In total, they performed 997 procedures during the trip, including cataract removals and corneal transplants.
Karen doesn’t really enjoy the travel part of the mission… lots of sitting in airplanes and airports. But once she gets to Haiti, and sees all of the need for good eye care, she knows she is doing a “really good thing.” When she gets back home, she loves looking at all of the pictures that were taken. We asked her to give us a few for this blog post, and she did! See the slideshow below for some great pics from her February 2014 trip!
You can tell that Karen and the rest of The Eye Team have had a significant impact on the people they helped in Haiti. Our favorite picture is the one to the right, with the happy little boys after a surgery.