We came over to Fiji in 1989 on our 25th wedding anniversary and fell in love with Fiji and the Fijian people. We found a great need because the Islanders do not have any access to modern eye care. We decided that we would come back and restore sight. In 1991 we did our first case at Yasawa Island (Turtle Island0, Fiji, in the Osawa Islands. The first five times we did cataract surgery it was actually in our little thatched Bure. It is amazing that we have come from five people back then to over 26 volunteers.
The team itself feels just like a wonderful happy family and everyone is so much fun to work with. We have all really bonded. Nobody complains about working too long or hard during our normal 12 hour days. Our hearts are filled with joy as we bringing sight to the Fijian people. We spent 13 years of missions at Turtle Island and have been in the Savusavu Hospital for 6 years. This year we held our operations at the Natuvu Creek Mission. It’s truly a “Blessing Time” for the Islanders of Fiji and us volunteers every year.
–Dorothy Beeve, RN,Fiji 4 Sight co-Founder
–Dr. Jerold Beeve, Opthmologist, Fiji 4 Sight co-Founder