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  1. Jubileee

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    I just got back this morning from my optical mission in Chile. What a fantastic Experience. I will be sending my film out tonight, so Hopefully in the next couple of days I will get a summary of the experience and a few pictures up. It certainly was a life changing experience in many ways.

    For the record, we helped over 21,000 people in nine clinic days. Had a team of 5 optoms, 1 optom student, an ophthomologist, and 17 other opticians and techs.

    At our closing ceremonies, the OMD honored the team of ODs as being amongst the best eye professionals he had ever seen. He stayed a couple of extra days in our first city to do some surgical procedures and was impressed with how well our doctors were able to accurately asses the severity of the disease, and how much easier it made things for him.

    anyway..I am tired (24 hours of flight time will do that to you) and plan on taking a nap :)

    Cassandra
     
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    I'm very interested in hearing about your adventure. Tell us about it when you get the chance and try to post some pictures on one of those public sites (yahoo photos or similar). Thanks, and welcome back...
     
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    Welcome Back :)
     
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    Welcome back! What a fabulous experience your trip must have been. I'm looking forward to the pics/experiences you post, too!
     
  6. cpw

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    welcome back cassandra!!!! Go run to the 1 hour photo place and get those pics up!! We're dying to see what you got to do! :D
     
  7. Jubileee

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    I have all my pictures back..except two of my rolls didn't turn out due to my camera being broken :(

    Unfortunately I don 't have ny time to set up my scanner as I am getting reafy to go to Cincinnati in a few hours for a week of training. (Do I work in a store anymore? Haven't stepped foot in it for almost a month...)

    I do have a link to our team homepage where our leader Russ put up some of his pictures with captions. I will add to this next weekend.

    <a href="http://home.twcny.rr.com/rrich/our%20Mission%20to%20Chile.html" target="_blank">http://home.twcny.rr.com/rrich/our%20Mission%20to%20Chile.html</a>

    Cassandra
     
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    Cassandra,

    I'd love to hear about your experience in Chile, and see some pics. :) Please tell us about your trip when you get some free time.
     
  9. cpw

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    hey cassandra..

    where are those pictures, girl!!! Enquiring minds want to know what you saw!! :cool: :D
     
  10. Jubileee

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    Sorry for the delays as soon as I got back I was sent to Cincinatti for equipment training, and we lost 2 associates, basically I have been working massive overtime... I haven't even had time to put together my scrap book...

    I will post a full report soon..in the mean time here are some links to pictures...

    <a href="http://home.twcny.rr.com/rrich/our%20Mission%20to%20Chile.html" target="_blank">Our team leader's web page</a>

    <a href="http://www.ofoto.com/AlbumMenu.jsp?UV=998592234107_83156757403&US=0&view=2&ownerid=27895483203" target="_blank">Dana's photo albumns</a>

    For Dana's they are Ofoto.com so they require registration, but it is free. She has two albumns on there.

    I plan on getting my scanner up and I also have one cd already burned with pictures so I may post more.

    I will give a full report by the end of this weekend!

    Cassandra
     

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