Previous Missions

2011 Busuanga Island, Philippines

By etellewyn / November 21, 2011 / Comments Off on 2011 Busuanga Island, Philippines

Mission Report Our trip this year was VOSH-MN’s third trip to the Philippines, and it was another good one! Fourteen volunteers headed out on a 17+ hour airplane odyssey that ended in Manila, where we all overnighted. Then it was off to the island of Busuanga, in the province of Palawan, another one hour flight.…

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2011 Portoviejo, Ecuador

By etellewyn / August 20, 2011 / Comments Off on 2011 Portoviejo, Ecuador

Mission Report Three optometrists (from NY, KY, and NC) and five optometry students from the University of Waterloo in Canada accompanied VOSH-MN President Bob Boeding to Ecuador in August 10-19th, 2011. They were hosted and stayed in the homes of The Club Rotario Portoviejo Reales Tamarindos. Within four days of clinic, they were able to…

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2011 Gris-Gris, Haiti

By etellewyn / May 14, 2011 / Comments Off on 2011 Gris-Gris, Haiti

This trip was led by Pat Wellik, O.D. Post your comments or pictures!

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2011 Shell, Ecuador

By etellewyn / May 14, 2011 / Comments Off on 2011 Shell, Ecuador

My wife and 11 year-old daughter and I traveled to Shell, Ecuador to join an ophthalmologist setting up an eye hospital in an existing mission hospital. We spent 3 days going out to jungle towns setting up screenings seeing 80-250 patients per day. We also spent one day in an orphanage seeing 60 orphans. In…

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2011 Port Antonio, Jamaica

By etellewyn / March 8, 2011 / Comments Off on 2011 Port Antonio, Jamaica

Doctors Larry and Michael Morrison from Morrison Eye Care would like to thank all of the volunteers who participated in, and helped support, the 2011 VOSH (Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity), mission to Port Antonio, Jamaica. With out the countless hours of service and dedication from American and Jamaican volunteers the mission would not have…

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2010 Montero, Peru

By etellewyn / April 14, 2010 / Comments Off on 2010 Montero, Peru

A Real Eye-opener I soon found myself back to work at a nuclear plant once again occupied with regulatory and compliance issues. Nonetheless, I can still stop, think, close my eyes, and visualize any one of them standing beside me listening to my directions to look across the room and read me the letters or symbols on an…

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2010 West Kalimantan, Indonesia

By etellewyn / April 14, 2010 / Comments Off on 2010 West Kalimantan, Indonesia

This trip was led by Brian Hamann, O.D. Post your comments or pictures!

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2009 San Jose, Coron City Philippines

By etellewyn / May 14, 2009 / Comments Off on 2009 San Jose, Coron City Philippines

PHILIPPINES I always knew that I wanted to be a part of a VOSH mission. Having worked in the optical industry for 19 years I’ve heard all of the amazing stories of faraway places and smiling faces. But when it came down to it, I got a little scared. My only travels outside of the United States had…

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2009 Portoviejo, Ecuador

By etellewyn / March 14, 2009 / Comments Off on 2009 Portoviejo, Ecuador

Mission: Portoviejo, Ecuador By Jan Cartwright It has been one month since I have returned from my first VOSH Mission Trip. I have spent part of every day reflecting on my experience and trying to find the words to convey to family, friends and co-workers exactly how much this experience has enriched my life. I…

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2009 Talanga, Honduras

By etellewyn / March 14, 2009 / Comments Off on 2009 Talanga, Honduras

The sixteen volunteers who made up the VOSH team to Honduras in March have participated in a whopping 277 missions all combined. Of the sixteen, there were seven first timers. Therefore, the phrase “VOSH Veteran” is a huge understatement for the rest of the group. The arrangements for this mission were part of a medical…

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2009 Port Antonio, Jamaica

By etellewyn / March 14, 2009 / Comments Off on 2009 Port Antonio, Jamaica

Feb.28-March 7, 2009 Larry Morrison, O.D. led a group of eleven to Port Antonio, Jamaica in March. This was a return trip to a location where a permanent clinic is being established. This year’s team included Dr. Brad and Jolene Meier, Dr. Larry, Pam, and Leah Menning, Brad and Janet Green, Tim and Cheri Bergien,…

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2008 Shchors, Ukraine

By etellewyn / May 27, 2008 / Comments Off on 2008 Shchors, Ukraine

This trip was led by Jim Hess, O.D. Post your stories or pictures here.

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2007 Port Antonio, Jamaica

By etellewyn / May 27, 2007 / Comments Off on 2007 Port Antonio, Jamaica

This trip was led by Larry Morrison, O.D. with VOSH/SD Post your stories or pictures here.

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2007 Chimbote, Peru

By etellewyn / May 27, 2007 / Comments Off on 2007 Chimbote, Peru

This trip was led by Mark Heymans & Greg Friederichs, O.D post your pictures or stories here.

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2006 St. Louis, Senegal, Africa

By etellewyn / May 27, 2006 / Comments Off on 2006 St. Louis, Senegal, Africa

This trip was led by Kirk Thomas post your stories and photos here.

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2006 Portoviejo, Ecuador

By etellewyn / May 27, 2006 / Comments Off on 2006 Portoviejo, Ecuador

This trip was led by Bob Boeding & Norm McCarthy Post your stories and photos here.

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2006 Karatu, Tanzania

By etellewyn / May 27, 2006 / Comments Off on 2006 Karatu, Tanzania

This trip was led by Jim Hess, O.D. Post your pictures and stories here.

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2006 Binh-Duong Province, Vietnam

By etellewyn / May 27, 2006 / Comments Off on 2006 Binh-Duong Province, Vietnam

This trip was led by  Mai Ta, O.D. Post your stories and pictures here.

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2005 San Felix, Venezuela

By etellewyn / May 27, 2005 / Comments Off on 2005 San Felix, Venezuela

this trip was led by Bob Boeding & Norm McCarthy post your stories and photos here click to view a larger photo:

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2005 Chimbote, Peru

By etellewyn / May 27, 2005 / Comments Off on 2005 Chimbote, Peru

This trip was led by Mark Heymans post your photos and stories here.

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