I have been an ophthalmic nurse for 15 years. When I was at Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital, I learned about Dr. John P Mitchell’s medical mission to Lascahobas, Haiti. I went for two years. At that time there was no hospital in Lascahobas and the cataract surgeries were done in the Children Care Nutritional Center; it was the most rewarding experiences of my life. When I worked at Lenox Hill Hospital for three years I was not able to go with the team, but I kept in touch with Estelle and Dr. Mitchell and helped whenever I could, from collecting supplies to packing for the trip. Now that I am back at MEETH, I am looking for to go with the team in February 2001. It will be a pleasure to work at the new Lascahobas Hospital. I salute Estelle Dubuisson for all her hard work and her commitment for a better health care in her town of Lascahobas. Because of my experience in Lascahobas, I was able to sponsor a medical mission to my hometown in the Philippines last year.
-Lucia V. David R.N.