Some 77 people with defective visions were beneficiaries of medical mission held in this City.
Five of the 77 beneficiaries of the successful eye medical mission cried, sang songs and praised the people behind the mission during the send-off party held at Vitalis Resort and Spa, Santiago, Ilocos Sur.
The third eye mission was sponsored by the Gift of Sight Foundation headed by Dr. Kenneth Westfield and Dr. Hon-Vu Duong, Congressman Eric Singson, City Government of Candon led by City Mayor Ericson Singson, City of Candon Hospital, Parañaque East Rotary Club, Mr. Manuel and Nieves Cariño, City Health Office and the Southern Ilocos Sur Medical Society.
The four-day eye mission catered to patients in the second district of the province. There were successful 70 cataract and 7 pterygium operations done.
The group of Dr. Westfield came practically with everything. They brought with them their equipment, gadgets, medicines and others.
Dr. Westfield expressed his deep appreciation to the hospitality and support extended to them during their stint.
Congressman Eric Singson and City Administrator Grace Singson who played host during the party gave them gift as gesture of appreciation of their works.
Candon City Mayor Ericson Singson said he hoped to have more eye missions in the “Many were benefitted, many were cured, many were comforted but still long lists of our constituents continuously clamor for another staging in the next months. So even if this is supposed to be a send-off party we are readying again the red carpet for your welcome party in your return,” Singson said.
The City Mayor who is a doctor pointed out the importance of the eye mission. “Fulfilling for our beloved constituents. Fulfilling for our public service duties. The eye medical mission allows us to help our benefactors afford again to appreciate the gift of sight,” he Dr. Westfield and his group were also toured around the city and some tourist spots in the province. (LBJ)