As a RN and case manager in our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), I am a part of the joy in planning discharges to home for the hospital’s tiniest patients. I believe miracles occur in the hospital every day, and I consider my family’s story that of a small miracle.
When I read about the work that Dr. Richard Hertle did for the children with vision problems in India, it hit home to me how fortunate we are to have him caring for my son Hunter’s eyesight. This access to excellent care in our backyard is the small miracle.
Hunter was able to see the world clearly when Dr. Hertle diagnosed him with accommodative estropia and a lazy eye and fit him with glasses. I will never forget Hunter’s first time in glasses: when he saw the cows on our street and shouted “moo.” We saw our son blossom developmentally. This was something so small, yet huge to my sweet boy!
Dr. Hertle and the Vision Center staff treat us like family. The attention they give us at Hunter’s appointments has Hunter’s big sister saying, “I want to be an eye doctor.”
We are beyond thankful for you, Dr. Hertle!