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North Carolina Physicians for Peace helps 17-year old in the Philippines

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A brief conversation, an e-mail from the U.S. to the Philippines and less than $200 helped set in motion a chain of healing that culminated this summer in an optical implant for a 17-year-old girl.

Edita Adams heard about Seeing Clearly, Physicians for Peace’s comprehensive optometric eye care program, at a fundraiser for the group last May in Chapel Hill, N.C. After the event, Adams asked Physicians for Peace to help one of her relatives in the Philippines, a teenager named Mary Grace who was hit in the eye by a coat hanger in 2006. The accident deformed and incapacitated Mary Grace’s eye and robbed the girl of her self esteem.

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Written by Raffy Pekson II

October 14, 2010 at 8:16 pm

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  1. I was the Development Director that spoke to Edita Adams after the party and heard the story of Mary Grace. I hope she is doing well. Please post an update if possible.


    Laurie Harrison

    June 21, 2017 at 7:42 pm

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