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The Gift of Sight

Everyone has moments when they make a choice, accept things and pretend not to see what is going on (willful blindness) or take action in order to make a positive difference in the world.  A perfect example of the latter...

Dr. Hatsis, Dr. Nissirios and their staff at Hatsis Laser Vision in RVC yesterday performed 3 more vision-saving surgeries (bringing the # to 5) !!!  All 5 suffered from what is called pterygiums (a condition common in people living near the equator and with excess exposure to sunlight and wind ). Left untreated, vision can become severely impaired and cause major inflammation as was the case with these men.

These amazing doctors have done thousands of surgeries in third world countries and have extended their generosity & skill to help the men of The Freeport Trailer.  They have altered these men's lives forever through their kindness.  -Liz O'Shaughnessy (January, 2013)

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"Mayday!" A Deportation Distress Call - Article by Mike Clifford (May 1, 2013)
Saving the World $10 at a Time, Part II - Article by Scott Brinton (January 10, 2013)
Sandy Destruction Boosts Demand for Immigrant Day Laborers - Article by Ramos and Al-Muslim (November, 2012)
Sandy's First Responders for NY Cleanup & Reconstruction - Article by Mike Clifford (November 19, 2012)
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Communal Garden Helps Feed Day Laborers - Article by Scott Brinton (August 3, 2011)
The Merrick Herald's Person of the Year, Liz O'Shaughnessy - Article by Scott Brinton (December 29, 2010)
Where Day Laborers Get Their Fair Shake - Article by Scott Brinton (September 21, 2010)

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