Mar 7, 2013

It's a beautiful day.  Lets help others see it also!

Feb 16, 2013

Chihuahua Mexico Cataract Project 2013




Most of us can't imagine what it would be like living our lives blind.  But that is the reality for millions of people.  Cataracts is the leading cause of blindness worldwide, accounting for nearly 22 million cases.  And yet, here's the good news: it's completely treatable.  We want to do our part.   

This April 25-29th, Insight Humanitarian is teaming up with The Southwestern Health Foundation and local doctors to provide cataract surgery for hundreds of blind individuals living in the rural Sierra Madre Mountain villages of Chihuahua, Mexico.  There's a huge need.  We hope you'll join us.

Its easy to help out.  Simply click the red 'Donate' link on the right side of this article, or go to http://www.gofundme.com/Cataract-Project and make a contribution. $5-10 from many hands will will go a long way.  All of your donations go towards intraocular lenses, surgical equipment, supplies, bandages and everything else to make this complex undertaking a success.  Thanks for your support, and thanks for taking action! Your gift will be a blessing in the lives of people in need. 

Apr 20, 2012

The Nepal Campaign for Sight 2013

Coming soon...The Nepal Campaign for Sight, Fall of 2013. We're currently re-organizing our group, building a team to help with fundraising, medical supplies, surgical instruments and to assist with translation (Nepali).  This trip is going to be a blast! We'd love your help. Contact us at the email below for ways to get involved.  No experience is necessary.


And check out the work my friend Joel Adams is doing in Nepal. A photographer, film maker and medical expert, Joel is creating a documentary to help improve cornea transplant access through the Tilganga Eye Institute in Kathmandu, Nepal.  Enjoy the trailer, and consider a $10 donation to support this important project.  Thanks again for making a difference! 

Bryan


Thank You...



Thanks again to everyone who helped make the Salvadoran Vision Project a success. I appreciate the creative effort so many of you put in to make this happen. 
There's no way to realistically measure how our efforts change and improve lives, but I feel honored to be part of a group that so selflessly gives of time, talent and resources.
You helped make an important difference.
Some of you have asked about the numbers for the Salvadoran ASAPROSAR campaign 
The campaign resulted in:

2012 eye exams                                      
            1691 pair of glasses
                             144 surgeries   

Thanks again,
Bryan                                                                 









San Salvador, El Salvador Temple, Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints







Jan 14, 2012

Salvadoran Vision Project



Welcome to the Salvadorian Vision Project. Over the next several weeks, we'll be collecting hundreds of prescription glasses for some very deserving people in El Salvador and I hope you’ll join us. To help out all you have to do is send us your old pair of prescription glasses before the end of February, and we’ll see that someone in need gets them.

In a few weeks I’ll be teaming up in El Salvador with healthcare volunteers from a group called the AsociaciĆ³n SalvadoreƱa Pro-Salud Rural. Over the course of the short expedition, we hope to provide close to 2,500 eye exams and 250 cataract and plastic surgeries for the rural poor in the interior of the country.

Many of the patients are subsistence farmers living with limited vision and in some cases debilitating blindness. Your glasses can help bring these individuals confidence, new opportunity and a chance to experience life in a more fulfilling way. We feel motivated by this opportunity, and hope you’ll enjoy the difference your small act will make in the lives of good people.

Two ways to help:

1) Drop your old glasses in the mail to:

Bryan Monson
102 Dustin Street

Boston, MA 02135

2) Or, if you live in one of the cities below, just bring your frames to one of our local drop-off locations (Thank you Ashley, Bryan, Paige, Camille, Amy, Clair, Angela, Peter, Wendy, Cardon and Dad).

Oh, and after you donate, check back in a few weeks. I’ll post a photo of the happy recipients of your glasses here on our website.

You’ll also be entered into a raffle for an Insight Humanitarian t-shirt (Ya, I know. It’s a t-shirt. But hey, it’ll be perfect for Saturday morning football or for the next Elder’s quorum moving activity :) ). Thanks for helping out!

Drop-off Locations Near You:

ARIZONA
Mesa: Ashley Klepinger, 1233 Salado, Circle, Mesa Az

CALIFORNIA 
San Diego: Bryan & Paige Thunstrom, 111699 Calimar Drive, San Diego, CA
San Francisco: Amy Wiseman,

MASSACHUSETTS
Boston: Bryan Monson, 102 Dustin Street, Boston

NEW MEXICO
Albuquerque: Claire Finch, 9677 Eagle Ranch Rd NW #1721, Albuquerque, NM

NEW YORK
Manhattan: Angela Fischer, 175 West 87th st, apt 19c (corner of Amsterdam and 87th)
Please leave glasses labeled Angela Fischer 19c with the doorman 


UTAH
Salt Lake City: Peter Coats, 793 West 10000 South, South Jordan UT

Provo/Orem: Dad Monson, 427 W 700 S, Orem, UT

VIRGINIA
Arlington: Wendy Uptain, 1038 22nd Street S, Arlington, VA
Charlottesville: Cardin Bell, 
1980 Arlington Blvd., Apt. A, Charlottesville, VA 22903