This is Marileidi, she lives in the Dominican Republic. She was born blind and the doctors there believe she has optic nerve damage. We found a doctor in the Dominican Republic who may be able to help her with corrective surgery. We will be sending Marileidi and her mother Marilandy Martinez to the hospital in mid-November for an examination. Elias Santana Hospital specializes in eye care and we have great hope. Funds raised will help with transportation costs as well as the surgery itself. We will know more after the examination to various expenses but currently we have sent $500 this year to help.
The History of Elias Santana Hospital
25 Years of Missionary Services
The original mission was founded by Mr. John Shannon and Dr. William T. Hunter, Jr. in the 1970s, he devoted himself to doctors and dentists receive US and Canada who visited the mission for projects that usually lasted one week. Soon the great need of the poor patients receive visual attention as their economic status prohibited them from buying a pair of glasses or cover the costs of cataract surgery or pterygium was identified. Projects for the view became increasingly necessary and whenever a community visited the country, ranks with thousands of people trying lenses or drops to cure their eye diseases were formed. Read More