From all of us here in Peru thank you for your support of this incredible project. 4733 people from the poorer districts around Lima have received quality eye care and eyeglasses because you cared. Thank you to our financial donors and especially to our friends and family who provide funds to maintain equipment and supplies. Thank you to everyone who has spent time collecting eyeglasses and sending them to the warehouse in Burnaby this past year, with out that constant supply our eyeglass library cannot be as good as it is. Thank you to the warehouse volunteers who selflessly show up Monday nights throughout the year to sort and clean and recondition incoming glasses. Thank you to Burnaby Lougheed Lions Club for providing us with this facility to prepare our eyeglasses and for providing the much needed lighting. Thank you to the men of Fraser Pretrial Remand Centre in Port Coquitlam who have neutralized thousands of pairs of eyeglasses these past ten years. We were fortunate to have the help of grade 11 and 12 students from St. Thomas More Collegiate in Burnaby, these students impressed us with their enthusiasm and hard work. To the Team members who took time away from home and family this summer to travel to winter in Peru, you are the heart of this merry band determined to make a difference in someone's life, bless you. You came together as strangers putting aside your differences, insecurities, aches and pains to help those less fortunate and have left as dear friends with memories to last a lifetime. Know that you made a difference.
Thank you Brother Casey for all your tireless efforts this past year to make this project a success for so many lives. You are an incredible humanitarian and you inspire us with your faith and commitment to serve and to be kind to everyone. Thank you too to Sisters Jacinta, Marie, Claire and Sheila for your patience and your help with crowd control and translation.
Meet the T.E.A.M (Together Everyone Achieves Miracles)
|Doug & Sharyn Higginson|
|Dr. Lili Liang|
|Dr. Katherine McKay and daughter Delaney|
|Dr. Annu Kaul (left )with son Ahren and sister Mona|
|Dr. David Sakaki D.H.L|