VOSH – PA and Sové Lavi
Haiti Eye Care Mission
Dear Friends of Sové Lavi,
The VOSH-PA/Sové Lavi Eye Care Mission is a wrap! Because of the generosity of numerous volunteers, donors, and professionals, 1600 underserved Haitians received eye exams, 1100 prescription eyeglasses, and over 100 cataract surgery. The mission team worked at the Sové Lavi Medical Clinic and conducted mobile clinics in Lachikot, Villard, and Montrouis.
This was VOSH-PA’s (Volunteer Optometrists Serving Humanity of Pennsylvania) fifth partnership with Sové Lavi. Their dedication, talents, and compassion have gifted thousands of Haitians with corrected vision and improved quality of life.
The VOSH team was led by Dr. Mark Shust whose servant leadership was outstanding on all levels. Joining him on this mission were these dedicated volunteers: Helene Kaiser, O.D.; Victoria Shust; Mark Shust Jr.; Michelle Cadet, OD; Jean Pagani, OD; Emma Reynolds, OD; Linda Boss; Nancy Denker; June Doan; Angelene Rapone; Amisha Desai; Samantha Czerniak; Alexandra Honore; Cody Dagnall and Courtney Davis. In collaboration with the VOSH team, Dr. Pierre-Yves DeCastro provided surgical care at Clinique Ophtalmologique Specialisée in Port-auPrince.
Special thanks are also extended to the Haitian translators from the YMCA, the staff of Clotaire Hotel in Pont Sondé, Sové Lavi staff and Vanessa Brown who has effectively and compassionately played a leading role in initiating and coordinating Sové Lavi’s medical missions.
As many have said — it takes a village to bring change to the world. We are blessed to have a wide circle of dedicated people who provide their heads, hearts, and hands to uplift the people of Haiti with health care, clean water, and education.
Our hearts are full of gratitude…
Give to the world your compassion and joy. Watch the miracles unfold with gratitude…