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  Gabby's Blog

26 February 2010
Dear Friends,
I always enjoy learning new things!  A little back history:
The doctor who diagnosed my blindness had no bedside manner.  This was back in the 1980's, the Internet boom was still many years away, and there was no information available to my family.  That's when Dr. David Talyor entered the picture.  He is world renowned in the field of ophthalmology.  David informed my family of the specifics of my disability, and was the first to tell them that blind people can lead normal lives.  He and I had stayed in contact well into my teen years.

David Taylor, M.D.
wrote the book on Pediatric
So how excited was I when he posted on my blog after not seeing him in almost a decade??
Last night, when I had dinner with Mr. David Taylor and his wife, I had the opportunity to learn some things. Below is a link about the difference between optometry and ophthalmology.
This goes to show that there are new learning experiences everywhere you look!
Til next time,
Posted by Gabby on 3/1/2010 at 9:05:59 AM EST.


Thank you so much for taking  the time to look at the site. I do make a trip to HCMC every now and then. If I'm planning a trip, I'll let you know. Please email me at gmorritt@eye-will.org Volunteers are always very appreciated!

I look forward to hearing from you,


Posted by Elizabeth Baxa on 2/28/2010 at 8:31:59 AM EST.
Subject:  from HCM City

 Hi Gabby,

I found your blog through a family friend and mentor, Susan Bright.  I graduated from college last spring, and I've been living and teaching school in Ho Chi Minh City for six months now.  I know that you're stationed in Hue, but please let me know if you ever come down to Saigon!  Are there any volunteer opportunities through your organization here?  It looks like you all are doing some really cool things.