Volunteer Insight: Kashif Malik
Working with the Gift of Sight Humanity First team was a very humbling experience. It was inspiring to see physicians and students take time out of their busy schedules for this noble cause. This entire experience has really put in perspective how blessed we are to be in a position to help those less fortunate. The more experienced members on the team did a tremendous job making new volunteers, such as myself, feel comfortable and important to the mission. This trip taught me that irrespective of your profession or age there really are no prerequisites needed for serving humanity.
Fri, 2nd Nov — 0 notes
Volunteer Insight: Naila Khan
My trip to Guatemala was amazing. I remember walking into the clinic early in the mornings and the patients crowding the narrow hallways. As the day progressed, that crowd got smaller and smaller. I witnessed hope change into relief as they got treatment. I am grateful to be part of such a talented and dedicated team. I am especially glad I was able to share this experience with my brother, Salam. All of our team members tried to help even in the smallest way to make a difference. The Gift of Sight was an opportunity for me that gifted me with a new perspective.
Sat, 27th Oct — 0 notes
Fri, 19th Oct — 2 notes
Scenes from the 2012 Gift of Sight eye camp.
Fri, 19th Oct — 2 notes
Scenes from Gift of Sight eye camp.
The Gift of Sight team has been invited to an Guatemalan Association of Ophthalmology (AGO) program this evening in Guatemala City. Speakers will include Dr. Rudy Gutierrez, President of AGO, Dr. Charles Bouchard, Gift of Sight lead ophthalmologist & Chairman of the Ophthalmology Department at Loyola, and Dr. Ahsan Khan, Gift of Sight Program Director.
Fri, 19th Oct — 1 note
Thu, 18th Oct — 1 note
Pre- and post-operation patients with their families during the Gift of Sight 2012 eye camp.
Volunteer Insight: Salam Khan
My experience thus far has literally been eye opening. I believe for me, this entire trip has been truly a remarkable journey in which I have gained invaluable lessons about life, people, and the importance of health care. It is rare for a pre-medical student to be in the position to aid such a group of underserved individuals in a medical mission. I am truly thankful to be in the beautiful country of Guatemala and hope to return again next year to serve those in need.
Tue, 16th Oct — 0 notes