Upfront

Jan
2012

A SEE-cret Mission

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Photos by Lori Walker and Ilene Mattison-Shupnick

Stepping far beyond her usual 20/20 Upfront gig as Street Seen photographer, contributing editor Christie Walker recently took on the personal missive of delivering readers and sunglasses in Cambodia and Bhutan. Purchasing the glasses from www.RestoringVision.org for 50 cents a pair, Walker distributed the eyewear as part of her participation in the Habitat for Humanity Khmer Harvest Build in Oudong, Cambodia. 20/20’s Director of Education Mark Mattison-Shupnick assisted, seeking people outside the capital Thimphu as well as monks in outlying monasteries. Shupnick also visited the ophthalmology department at the Referral Hospital in Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan. Simply stated, we are proud of their efforts.

 —James J. Spina

 

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