Posted on January 10, 2012

Thank You For Making Project Vision 2012 Possible

The following people and organizations have been instrumental in making Project Vision 2012 possible by way of hard work and financial contributions:

The Partners at Glacial Multimedia, Inc.: Michael Dobkowski, Maxim Havlicek, and Onur Birsen. To Michael, for having the heart to invest the time and resources of Glacial Multimedia, Inc. into a humanitarian effort, and for choosing me to get the ball rolling. To all three of the Partners, for giving of their personal income to this mission, and for their generosity in sending two of their employees to Honduras for a week. Their sacrifices have exponentially altered the course of life for the people of San Lorenzo.

Surgical Eye Expeditions (SEE) International: For your generosity in providing the equipment crucial to a surgical medical mission, as well as for providing a forum in which Ophthalmologists and other health care providers can find opportunities to volunteer their medical skills in humaniatrian efforts around the world.

Dr. Carlos E. Martinez, LA Eye Surgeon, Volunteer Medical Mission Doctors E. Martinez from Eye Physicians of Long Beach, California. Specializing in LASIK, Cataract and Oculoplastic Eye Surgery. Had it not been for his sharing the stories of his volunteer work with Michael during a chance business visit, Glacial Multimedia, Inc. might never have had this rewarding opportunity to be a part of Project Vision’s medical mission. His sincere heart for helping others is apparent to everyone he comes into contact with. “Que Dios te bendiga, que tu puedes continuar les ayuda.”

Dr. Ron David of Richmond, Virginia. Specializing in Pediatric Neurology. As a co-founder of the Kurtz Humanitarian Initiative for Southwest Honduras, he is the heart and soul of Project Vision. With 2012 as his seventh consecutive mission, he is investing his life in the people of Honduras and is a friend to all.

Dr. Jim Wheatley of Concord, North Carolina. In four years of retirement, he has participated in more than twelve medical missions trips, to places including: Bolivia, Peru, Mexico, Ecuador, Viet Nam, and Honduras. His technical expertise in the Operating Room, combined with his kind nature made him an invaluable part of the team.

Dr. Brian Spittle and Dr. Norma Spittle, owners of The Eye Place Optometry in Midlothian, Virginia. Specializing in Pediatric Optometry and catering to the Hispanic community in their area. In eight years of marriage, they have been on ten medical missions trips together, to places including: The Amazon, Rio de Janeiro, Belize, Guatemala, Canada, and Honduras. They are an extraordinary couple. Their heart for helping others is evident in their actions, and may they continue to be a light to those who are in the dark.


Alan Trombley Construction

Maxim Havlicek

James and Beth Guy

John and Ann Marie McLaughlin

Ronald Derme

Bruce and Cyrilla Dobkowski

Karen M. Rogers

Michael J. Dobkowski

Adam W. Pelletier

R. Evan Justice and Janet B. Caner

Leona Vera

James R. Viccaro

Klara Nemravova

Patricia Labbe

Jennifer S. Klopp

Pamela Sukeforth Jones

Bath Savings Institution

Allagash Brewing Company

South Coast Retina Center


And for all of your hard work and willingness to put in hours outside, a big thanks to the Glacial Multimedia team, including: Michael Dobkowski, Maxim Havlicek, Onur Birsen, Katherine Gifford, Samantha Galligan, Katie Conroy, and Karen Rogers, with especial gratitude to:

Jaclyn Pitcairn– for doing the things nobody else wanted to, like cold-calling, mass emailings, and 501c(3) tax status research.

Tonya Collins– for helping to draft, re-draft, and proofread endless versions of sponsorship letters.

Ashley Hopkins– for being a guiding light through the vast universe of networking and corporate sponsorship opportunities.

Bruce Dobkowski– for working every angle in the local business community, and being an endless wellspring of optimism.

Jeremy Lindemann– for constantly dropping everything to do all the techie stuff like QR codes and landing pages…

United States Based:

Ronald B. David, MD, Principal–VA

Carlos E. Martinez, MD, Lead Ophthalmologist–CA

James W. Wheatley, MD, Ophthalmologist–NC

Brian M. Spittle, OD Optometrist–VA

Norma H. Spittle, OD Optometrist–VA

Jaqueline Diehl, Ophthalmology Technician–CA

Leona Vera, Cinematography–ME

Adam Pelletier, Cinematography–ME

Honduras Based:

Angelo Murcia, MD, Ophthalmologist

Adolfo Moreno Guzman, MD, Family Physician

Melvin Tejada, Administrator

Stephanie Moreno, Administrative Assistant

Nubia Leiva, Ophthalmology Technician

Carman Toro, Ophthalmology Technician

Juan Carlos Marroquin, Ophthalmology Technician

Eusebio Cabrera, Assistant

United States Partners:

Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church–VA

Immanuel Episcopal Church–VA

Richmond Optometric Society–VA

Surgical Eye Expeditions


Glacial Multimedia, Inc.–ME

Honduras Partners:

Hospital San Lorenzo

Centro Cristiano de Servicios

Humanitario de Honduras