“Hello, my name is Pete, and I am a student of the gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! I study the Word, evangelize under bridges, alleys, homeless camps – any where I can go to find the lost and lead them to Christ. I once was an alcoholic, drug addict and gang member for 30 years of my life, but Jesus Christ set me free. Now all I desire to do is reach out to others. My work is at times very physical and demanding.
Prior to coming to I Care San Antonio, my work wasn’t just physical and demanding, it was also very painful due to the pain I suffered because of the condition of my blind eye. My eye became blind years ago due to the different fights I was involved in. It was so painful that I could not focus on what God has called me to do.
I met with the staff and volunteer doctors at I Care San Antonio and they decided the only way to alleviate the pain was to remove the eye. On June 13, 2012, my eye was removed.
Once I was done with the surgery, I had an artificial eye made and now no one knows that my eye is not real. I went from a life of daily pain to a life free of pain! I can now do what God has called me to do without any pain whatsoever.
First, I give all the praise, honor and glory to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and thanks to I Care San Antonio. I want to extend a special thanks to Dr. Christopher Debacker for performing my surgery and for implanting my prosthetic and to the anesthesiologist, Dr. Claire Holshouser. Also, to Jean Thompson for my prosthetic, no one can tell my eye isn’t real! To Rhonda Ullom, for her eagerness to help and her continued support through all for my eye care needs, and to the entire staff at I Care San Antonio because they DO CARE!