“Cataracts, a surgically curable condition, remains one of the most prevalent cause of blindness in the developing world due to lack of access to care. Medical Outreach to developing nations can cure blindness due to cataracts safely, effectively, and in a cost effective manner. The impact for patients in the developing world is tremendous-cataract surgery performed for a family’s primary economic provider can mean the difference between life and death for entire families.”
-Jared L. Matthews M.D.
“These outreach trips are life changing and, frankly, that is an understatement. We live in a world that is full of poverty, oppression, and sickness and a majority of Americans are blind to that. We take for granted so many things, such as access to healthcare, and we get so caught up in our everyday lives and we complain about so much when, in reality, we have no reason to complain. Life is precious and beautiful and we all have it and need to make the most of it. Giving back to those in need that are less fortunate is what life is all about. Our mission is to help our brothers and sisters all over the world who are suffering from illness, oppression, poverty, or whatever it may be. These people we are helping live in complete poverty with no access to healthcare and, yet, they are still happy and live life to fullest of their abilities.”
-Patrick D. Calhoun, CEO