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 (http://www.uniteforsight.org)
is a non-profit organization that works with and supports communities
worldwide that are improving eye care and eliminating preventable
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 Magrath@musc.edu, or visit http://www.tinyurl.com/uniteforsight. All donations are tax-deductible.
Friday, June 26, 2009