In 2013, God gave me a vision for an ophthalmology simulation center for global health–I now appreciate the story of Noah building the Ark. God’s directives are sometimes monumental because he cares so deeply about the details. The magnitude: In 1995 when I finished my ophthalmology training, we had 280 million blind in the world. […] → Continue Reading Vision 2020: Beyond COVID–Developing an Ophthalmology Simulation Center for Global Health in Arizona
Craftbeauty was developed in 2003 by a husband and wife team in the center of Vietnam. We went to visit them in 2010. They provide extensive training in tailoring to empower disadvantaged women in the community, some in which were affected by Agent Orange. […] → Continue Reading Vietnam – Craftbeauty
ThaiCraft Handicrafts was formed in 1975 and is a very large organization representing 70 different artisan groups from all regions of Thailand. This fair trade entity ensures that the artisan producers and their crafts’ proceeds go directly back to those artisans who made the products-an income desperately needed for these artisans to regain their dignity and self reliance. […] → Continue Reading Thailand, Surin Silver – ThaiCraft
Red Rover ventures administered a clothing drive for an organization that runs a girls orphanage in Sri Lanka. After the 2004 tsunami that destroyed many of their facilities and supplies, were contributed enough clothing for over 100 girls in the orphanage. […] → Continue Reading Sri Lanka
Red Rover Ventures purchased and donated several indirect ophthalmoscopes to use to teach the doctors in Seim Reap how to perform indirect ophthalmoscopy on eye care patients. During this medical mission over 400 AIDS patients with CMV Retinitis were treated and screened. […] → Continue Reading Seim Reap, Cambodia – Doctors Without Borders/UCSF David Heiden M.D.