Thank you Rotary International for giving me the opportunity to guest post and share my Nicaraguan service experience.

Originally posted on Rotary Voices:

By Amber Recker, president-elect of the Rotary Club of Anthony Wayne (Fort Wayne), Indiana, USA.

Walking through the hall of a small clinic in Managua, Nicaragua, I met Stanley.

Stanley had cataracts and had lost all hope of keeping his eyesight. He was slowly slipping into a life of dependency on others. But physicians at the clinic were able to perform a simple procedure on Stanley, and today, he can see.

I visited the clinic in July 2011. People from all over Nicaragua travel to receive free eye-care for medical issues like cataracts, minor eye injuries, and complications from diabetes which are easily treatable in the United States.

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About Amber

Amber Foster moved to Fort Wayne in 2002 and is proud to call it home. She's a marketer, freelance writer, entrepreneur, community volunteer, and food blogger. By day, she serves as the Executive Director for Artlink. In her spare time, she volunteers for several non-profit organizations.

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