Hello and Happy Holidays to all of our supporters,

We hope that all of you are well, usually by now we have posted on our mission plans for the following year. The members of our board have discussed expanding our outreach to several locations in 2018. We plan to have 2-3 missions, and to separate the eye and medical missions.

Here are the details we have so far:
1. Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota, an eye screening mission, the week of June 4, 2018.
We are very excited to be working with Vision Health International visionhealth.org  to provide eye care to the Native Americans in the USA. This mission will provide eyeglasses and comprehensive eye exams by optometrists and ophthalmologists. We are excited to say that two of our ophthalmologists will be joining us, Dr Bill Epstein and Dr Pranav Patel. This is an exploratory mission, with a very limited amount of people attending.  It is our hope that we can return 4-6 months later to perform eye surgeries, including laser surgery for diabetic retinopathy.

2. Sacred Valley, Peru, a medical mission the week of June 25, 2018. 

We are working in conjunction with FNE International fneinternational.org  and Mike Cipoletti.  In order to decide if this will be a definite mission, we need to know what health care providers can participate. We would like to hear from you if you are interested in participating, please email us in the next few weeks!

3. Riobamba or Salinas, Ecuador, cataract surgical mission, the week of September 24, 2018

We are working with Fibuspam fibuspam.org and Surgical Eye Expeditions.  There are 350 patients that have already been screened and cleared for cataract surgery. We will need 2-3 ophthalmologists, complete staff for two operating rooms, and 1-2 sterilization technicians to operate the autoclaves, a critical care specialist or anesthesiologist, and 2-3 4th year medical students. Please contact us if you are interested.

We are excited to expand our out reach and we are relying on you for your continued support and enthusiasm!

Please pass this information to your friends, co workers and anyone you think may be interested.  We look forward to hearing from you in the next few weeks with your feedback. Email us here.

Happy Holidays!
Members of the board of directors, A Promise to Peru, Inc.