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A total of 8,152 patients were helped through eight combined SVOSH trips last month, with more than 6,500 pairs of glasses and 1,800 pairs of sunglasses distributed to patients in need.
Fourteen staff doctors accompanied 112 SVOSH members to two cities in Belize, three locations in Mexico, as well as Honduras, Jamaica, and Colombia. Students spent 60 hours over the past year sorting glasses and raising funds for their trips, in addition to spending a break week helping others.
One more trip is being planned for August 21-26, and SVOSH still needs staff doctors. Staff doctors are also needed for next May's trips. "We would like to thank everyone in the SCO community who has donated to us or participated in our fundraisers," said SVOSH Past President Brett Miller, '12.
"We would also like to thank the doctors/residents that went with us this past May. An extra special thank you to Dr. Beth Sparrow, our faculty advisor, who spends a lot of time with us and is always there to help make these trips a success."
For more information about SVOSH, visit http://www.svoshsco.org/