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AIR Force reservist FLGOFF
Elizabeth Gill had a career highlight
moment when a 20-year-old Filipino
woman came under her care on Pacific
"She's the patient we are all here
for; I came here to help people just
like her," FLGOFF Gill said.
The ward nurse, of
4 Expeditionary Health Squadron,
is one of three RAAF nursing offic-
ers among the 41 ADF personnel
assigned to the latest in an annual
series of US Navy-led humanitarian
relief activities created as an ongoing
commitment to south-east Asia and
the south-west Pacific.
Fulfilling a wide range of nurs-
ing duties, the nurses are working
in the wards and operating rooms of
the 1000-bed US hospital ship USNS
Mercy and also ashore at surgical and
medical civic aid projects.
After a two-week stint in
Indonesia's North Sulawesi Province,
the Mercy was stationed off Calbayog
City in Samar, one of the Philippine's
Born with cataracts in both eyes,
the Filipino patient, Mary Corsiqa, has
led a life with vision similar to looking
through frosted glass, and was selected
by the Mercy's ophthalmological sur-
geons for cataract surgery.
"Mary is so sweet, so happy and
excited to be here with the potential
to be able to see," FLGOFF Gill
said. "We've introduced Mary to our
music; she enjoys listening to my iPod
and flicking through the music from
Mary has since received cataract
surgery for her right eye and is now
getting used to a broader range of
A Christian charity will now help
Mary get to Manila for laser surgery
to remove some calcification at the
back of the eye, then the removal of
the other cataract is planned, with the
exciting prospect that Mary will be
able to move about unaided.
The Mercy has significant surgical
capability, thanks to its 12 on-board
On a recent
day of 35 com-
Karen Corrick, a
theatre nurse from
assisted with sur-
gery to correct a
three-year old girl's
we would do other
things when a child
is younger to help
straighten the foot, but in this case sur-
gery was the only option at this point,"
SQNLDR Corrick said.
Good news: eyes have it
put it in plaster. She should do very
In both Indonesia and the
ppines, SQNLDR Corrick has
met the patient's parent or escort
both before surgery and in the post-
"We see the parents before surgery, and
they're smiling; after surgery they have an
even bigger smile," she said. "They're so
happy to have something done."
SPECIAL CARE: Above, FLGOFF Liz Gill listens as a Navy
member translates for Mary Corsiqa. Left, SQNLDR Karen
Corrick, right, helps lower one-year-old Enelyn Mancol on to a
hospital trolley following surgery to repair the child's club foot.
Photos: FSGT Craig Sharp
"We were able to straighten it and Philip
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