Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Under the Garbage Bags

Started clinic one day earlier than expected.  We had a tour of Tacloban Saturday and when the team saw the barangay of Anibong, one of the areas hit hardest in Tacloban, it was a unanimous decision to add an extra day.  Mom had to stand in the sun for most of the morning doing registration but the volunteers made sure that she was shades with an umbrella and brought the team crackers and water throughout the morning.  Having to set up in the middle of a basketball court we had to resort to refracting patients underneath black garbage bags (to create a dark room).  By the time we were done we were able to see 250 people in the end....not bad for last minute!
Irene Mestito Dao, O.D.
There's my volunteer ready with the garbage bag to put over my head.

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