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A Year of Gifting Week 33
Mission of Healing Eyes
This week I found my inspiration for A Year of Gifting through my own experience with a recurring eye challenge I've had for the past 4 years. I was guided to a wonderful eye doctor last year, Dr. Jim Conahan, and this past week at the most inopportune time I had a flare up the night before an important meeting for a new job position. I've learned over the years if I don't treat my condition early on it becomes quite painful and disruptive and Dr. Conahan and his staff were kind enough to squeeze me so I could still make it to my training session. This was such a comfort and relief to me. It's amazing how much we can take our eyesight for granted, but during this process I've learned to appreciate the gift of vision. Before I left I decided to pick up one of his business cards so I could call him with an update as he had requested. I was a little hesitant to take the card because it was the last one on his table, but it's such a blessing that I did because it was not a business card that I picked up it was information about a special organization that Dr. Conahan and his wife founded called Mission of Healing Eyes, and their mission is to give the gift of vision to people who are in need. Please join me this week and donate a minimum of $3-$10.00 to provide the necessary support to Mission of Healing Eyes and this week give the gift of sight. Dr. Conahan thank you for your compassion and for your meaningful Vision!
About the Mission of Healing Eyes
The Mission of Healing Eyes got its start when Dr. Jim and Molly Conahan and their 3 children, Megan, Matt, and Brian, answered God's call and started a small clinic in Ixtapa, Mexico. In 2006, 45 cataract surgeries were performed. The mission and has grown to over 325 vision restoring cataract surgeries, 500 eye exams, and 1,000 reading glasses distributed per year.
How Can I Help?
The cost of cataract surgery in the United States is approximately $2,500 per eye. Our mission volunteers do a vision restoring cataract surgery for $50! Would you like to share in the Joy of our mission? The Mission of Healing Eyes accepts monetary donations through the "Joy to the World Foundation". Please write your check to "Joy to the World Foundation" put in the memo section "Mission Of Healing Eyes." Send your tax deductible contribution to:
Jim Conahan MD
267 W. Sylvester Place
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
"There is no better way to thank God for your sight than by giving a helping hand to someone in the dark."
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