Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Testing with Peace Corps Alums


Five former Samoan Peace Corps Volunteers from the years 2000-2002 returned to Samoa, two with their Samoan wives, to conduct eye exams for the next month throughout various villages on Savaii. They also gave out free reading glasses and sunglasses. I tagged along with them do my tests for diabetes and hypertension in a three day visit to the village of Palauli. Two hundred eighty Samoans over 40 years of age were tested.

We were so busy, I didn’t have much time to talk to them or even get all their full names. We were scheduled to rejoin forces this coming week when I can find out more and report about their extraordinary mission.

Group Picture with Vaiola (Palauli) Women’s Committee

Completing Research Questionnaire

Current Peace Corps Volunteer, Supachart “Soupy” Tauthong (81) doing an eye test

Peace Corps Alum, Blair, giving out reading and sunglasses

Testing blood with my assistant, Elisia, the wife of Peace Corps Alum, Chris

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