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Students selected to help in Ghana's rural villages

Unite For Sight has selected third-year MUSC medical student George Magrath and wife, Ashley, for their volunteer program that cares for those who suffer from blindness in the rural villages of Ghana.
Unite For Sight ( is a non-profit organization that works with and supports communities worldwide that are improving eye care and eliminating preventable blindness.
With 21,190 sponsored sight-restoring surgeries and 5,700 trained volunteers, this organization has given direct eye care services to more than 800,000 patients.
As volunteers for Unite For Sight, George and Ashley will spend the month of August in Ghana working in an eye clinic that tends to those with eye diseases in rural villages.
George will be speaking to patients and fitting them with reading glasses that are appropriate for their eyes, while Ashley will be completing a research project assessing the type of patients who come to the clinic and the economic forces interacting in the clinics.
“I think this interest stems from a unique opportunity to meld together ophthalmology and global medicine,” George said regarding his interest in Unite for Sight. “Ophthalmology and its potential to change lives in both America and globally is very exciting to me.”
To support the Magrath’s efforts, contact George at, or visit All donations are tax-deductible.

Friday, June 26, 2009

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