top of page
  • Michael Peterson

Mission Trip to Ixtapa

I was fortunate to be able to join the Mission of Healing Eyes in May 2014. I knew it was going to be a special experience, but I had no idea how much it would affect me. Our group worked so well together, coming from different parts of the country and different walks of life in order to achieve the same goal: to help others in need.

Seeing the compassion that was shown on this mission to complete strangers, in actions rather than just words, will stay with me for the rest of my life. I hope to continue the same type of service in every way that I can because of this trip. I feel like I got just as much out of the experience as the patients themselves did with their cataracts/pterygium removed. The joy that I felt when seeing the patients before and after their surgery only solidifed my desire to practice medicine in the future.

I also feel like I have grown closer to God thanks to this trip. The daily group reflections (around the pool, by the way) made an impact on me by providing a way to share the expereinces of the day and how they related to God's message and our own personal lives when we return home. 

4 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Spring 2015 Mission Trip Experience

Helping to Bring Sight to the World I was very lucky to be a member of the mission of healing eyes to Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo in May of 2015. It was truly a life-changing experience. I was very excited to

A Week of Vision

The Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo mission trip was by far one of the greatest, if not the greatest, experience of my life. Everyone from our team, to the patients, to the bar tenders at the pool and the jeweler

A Life Changing Experience

The operating room of the Naval Hospital of Zihuatanejo felt like a world away from my desk in downtown Manhattan. However, the experience I left with only makes me want to go back. As I reflect on th


bottom of page