Overview for October 2018 Project

ChOSEN volunteers performed advanced eye surgery on 252 impoverished Mexican individuals during a four-day medical initiative organized at the Institute de la Vision in Cunduacán, Tabasco, Mexico from October 15-18, 2018. Patients arrived from communities in the states of Tabasco and Chiapas.

Eye surgeries performed included 252 phacoemulsification procedures. Pathology treated included advanced age-related cataracts and traumatic cataracts.

ChOSEN ophthalmologists and their medical staff worked as volunteers and ChOSEN provided the premium surgical materials and equipment necessary to give each patient the greatest opportunity for an excellent surgical outcome. Christian evangelists shared the Gospel with patients and their families, and 400 Spanish Bibles were distributed.

The hard-work of the 2 ophthalmologists, 8 technical assistants, 4 support staff and one Christian evangelist from Texas who left their families and jobs to volunteer for this project, as well as the monetary gifts from ChOSEN donors, made this project a remarkable success and a tremendous blessing to the visually-impaired poor of southern Mexico.   

Total Cost for October 2018 Project

Mckesson products – 2,070

Miscellaneous products to complete donation materials (syringes, gloves, gowns, valves, mayo, etc.)  -    2,643

Airfare – $4,230

Custom broker charge – $3,000

Food/lodgings – 9,000

Ground Transportation – $2,000

Bibles – 300

U-haul/hotel/food/airfare to transport materials – 2,300


Total Project -   $26,000