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CBS 2 Heroes: Eyecare Kenya

Updated: Thursday, December 19 2013, 08:18 AM CST
The need for quality eyecare in a land far away, was just the beginning. This week's CBS 2 Heroes are the volunteers behind "Eyecare Kenya."  Dr. DeAnn Fitzgerald, and eye doctor in Cedar Rapids, made her first trip to Kenya in 2006.  Her mission:  teach a local Kenyan to give an eye exam for the locals.  That's when "Eyecare Kenya" was born. Six years later, the clinic handles eyecare, medical care and dental care in a clinic built by the donations from Eyecare Kenya. Three clean, chlorinated wells now operate at the clinic, two of them also serving the local school.  Children who used to spend up to 3 hours looking for fresh water, now spend it in class. The group is now raising money for a womens clinic and the area's first ambulance. If you'd like to donate to Eyecare Kenya, go to 2 Heroes: Eyecare Kenya

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