There is no committee at this time; I am it… although I have had offers of help from people now living in Ecuador, I do not have the guidelines for the medical side of this project… so I plan to contact Health Care professionals who understand what is required.
I have been in discussions with a doctor from Florida, who is an eye surgeon. He is planning a visit to Ecuador in March to donate his services. This will be his first trip to Ecuador and he hopes to bring a team of doctors and nurses over on a future trip. He will check eyes on this trip for the poor and evaluate what is needed for surgeries and follow up.
The bonus for us is that he has had experience in Africa and several other South American countries. He will bring donated meds and some equipment for Dr. Vaca so that we will have a start to move this project forward.
Any ideas you may have are appreciated.
If you would like to volunteer time or contribute products to Ecuador Project… Please contact me at: MickyEnright@gmail.com.