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Eye clinics at Kery Yakaar (House of Hope) clinic

Over 10 years ago I realized I’d fallen in love with this guy pictured below as we did village clinics together. And recently, we got to do them again… and I fell again hard y’all.

One highlight of the week was that on Saturday morning Lance and Cindy did an eye clinic just for our friends. So we were able to invite people we know with vision problems to come to our house, hang out and visit and get a free eye exam and glasses. (Bonus: many of them also got a free check-up, courtesy of Pape and his toy doctor’s kit. Pictures at the end of this post…)

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Taking tickets and doing crowd control as the team got set up for the day
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Corinne was my model for the day. I took pictures of her going through each step of the exam so that next year we can use the photos to train more volunteers and then see more patients.
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People waiting outside the gate, hoping to be seen.
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Teachings on eye health in the waiting room
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“This one… or this one?”
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Glasses bagged, sorted and ready to go.
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Eugene, a wonderful optical nurse from a nearby town, cam to help us for the week.
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The ladies of the Methodist church cooked delicious meals for us!
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Good looking’ crew! Pun intended.🙂 Sidy, Patricia, Dr. Tabitha, Lance, Djenaba, Sidy, Eugene, Mme Manga, Francois, Cindy and Patricia.
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Dr Soh praying at the beginning of the day as the clinic opened
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Patients waiting in Dahra Djoloff
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I love this one.
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The little doctor will see you now.
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Our fruit and veggie vendors came to the clinic at our apartment. Check out Mr. Ba’s new specs!
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Taking Maman Ndeye’s blood pressure before her eye exam