Nov. 9, 2018
USNS Comfort Mission: The Gift of Sight
ESMERALDAS, ECUADOR (NNS) -- Wheels from the gurney screeched down a dimly lit corridor in route to the operation room. On the gurney, an older man lay nervous and eager as he anticipates a life changing surgery that will restore one of his senses that was taken away from him; his sight. He has traveled far, yet endured far more, seeking this moment that was previously unavailable to him. This moment offered in the most unlikely of places, on the ocean in a white vessel with giant red crosses on its hull.