Here's our group photo for KCUMB's 2013 medical mission! Why are we wearing sunglasses??? To reinforce the need for donated items like sunglasses, medicine and other items for our trip. We had many pairs of donated sunglasses - from Sporting KC and the Royals lost and found - but we still will not have enough to address the needs of our patients. The second picture here is one of a patient who was diagnosed with pterygium. It's a sun-related issue that causes a flap of tissue to grow over the cornea, causing vision problems. Sunglasses can stop the progression of this disease. Are you ready to send in your sunglasses now? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!