Restoring Vision thru Medical Missions

Cuidad Quetzal, Guatemala – Mobile Medical Clinics

In a typical week, our doctors and team members treat about 1200 patients, averaging around 200-250 per day. Yesterday, they set a new record, treating 339 PATIENTS in just one day!! Watch the slideshow below to see our team in action then scroll down for an amazing story…

Here’s our favorite story: In addition to surgery and medical treatment, we also partner with Restoring Vision to provide free eye glasses to those who have never seen an eye doctor. Yesterday, we met this woman who works as a seamstress and makes Amerindian dresses (like the one she herself is wearing in the cover photo below) in order to earn a living. In recent months, her eyesight grew so poor that she could no longer see the stitches she needed to make, and she had to give up her job – the only income she had for her family.

Medical Missions, Guatemala, Restoring Vision

When she arrived at our clinic, we performed a few quick tests and realized that we could help! Within minutes, this dear woman had on her first pair of glasses and she could see again!! It’s hard to capture the moment in words as she realized that she could go back to work and not have to worry about where her next meal would come from or how she could pay her bills. She kept saying ‘thank you’ over and over again, and our team members felt humbled and amazed that such a small thing could make such a life-changing impact! #ministrythatmatters

Love the stories and want to get involved? This November, Real Impact Missions is heading to Peru for a week of mobile medical clinics during the Thanksgiving Holiday. We take both medical and non-medical personnel, and you can join us! Learn more…