Ten-year-old George Freeland of the Better Chance Primary School and his teacher Michelle Ross dropped in at the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment’s Headquarters on Tuesday afternoon.
They passed by to see Minister Molwyn Joseph and to say thank you for his prompt intervention which resulted in prescription eyeglasses for George.
Eyeglasses which are making a big difference in the young boy’s life.
It was about two years ago when George began having difficulties reading and seeing. His school work suffered. Then, about two school terms ago, he approached his teacher, revealing to her, “I can’t see.”
Immediately, Ms. Ross contacted the Ministry and both she and George were able to see the Health Minister who was instrumental in arranging a visit to the hospital for an eye exam and an early appointment at the Grays Farm Clinic where the ten-year-old was fitted for his new glasses.
In fact, George selected his own frame.
Today, as he shook hands with Minister Joseph, a beaming George Freeland – who has ambitions of becoming a scientist – can see clearly now. Thanks to an alert teacher and a proactive Minister of Health.
“Come back and see me some time,” a delighted Molwyn Joseph told George as he left the office. The Minister added that is always wonderful when one’s actions can positively impact a life.
The Better Chance Primary School is privately owned and is located in the Point area, in lower St. Georges Street.
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