By Megan Hussey, Times Correspondent
Via Tampa Bay Times
Here’s a story featuring one of our clients, Dr. Carey Rowan of Rowan Eye Center – great man, great doctor and I love the philosophy he lives by:
“I’ve always heard in church that we should use our time, talent and treasure
to help others,” he said. “I always wondered, ‘What else can I do?’ “
“Dr. Carey Rowan got to take in the wonders of the Amazon jungle during his recent trip to Colombia. What really mattered to this board-certified ophthalmologist, however, was what he helped others see.
“As part of a philanthropic mission trip coordinated through Medical Ministry International, Rowan, who lives in Clearwater, joined a team of more than 50 doctors, nurses and other volunteers who administered critical vision care to thousands of people in the region. The team based its efforts in Colombia’s southernmost town of Leticia, which allowed the crew to serve residents in Peru and Brazil as well.
“We helped a lot of people really see for the first time,” said Rowan, 44, owner of the Rowan Eye Center in New Port Richey. “I saw people take their first look at their grandchildren. I saw their eyes open wide, I saw them smile as they looked around and saw the leaves on the trees, as they looked across the Amazon River for the first time.”