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Orbis Flying Eye Hospital returns to H-Town and gets a big Texas welcome

Orbis Flying Eye Hospital returns to H-Town in sweet homecoming

Orbis Flying Eye Mary Ann Cuellar, Caroline Dawson, Molly McMurtry, Anne-Marie Breedlove
Mary Ann Cuellar, Caroline Dawson, Molly McMurtry, Anne-Marie Breedlove. Photo by Dave Rossman
Orbis Flying Eye Andrew Cordes, Melissa McCollum Moss, Olive McCollum Jenney, Brian Teichman
Andrew Cordes, Melissa McCollum Moss, Olive McCollum Jenney, Brian Teichman. Photo by Dave Rossman
Orbis Flying Eye Hospital
Orbis Flying Eye Hospital. Photo by Dave Rossman
Orbis Flying Eye Donna Teichman
Donna Teichman. Photo by Dave Rossman
Orbis Flying Eye Brad Wander, Diana Wander, Bubba McNeely
Brad Wander, Diana Wander, Bubba McNeely. Photo by Dave Rossman
Orbis Flying Eye Sylvia Forsythe, Bobby Dees
Sylvia Forsythe, Bobby Dees. Photo by Dave Rossman
Orbis Flying Eye Robert Bobo, Kim Jensen, Clay Brooks
Robert Bobo, Kim Jensen, Clay Brooks. Photo by Dave Rossman
Orbis Flying Eye Yeet and Jonathan Howells, Marjorie Evans
Yeet Howells, Jonathan Howells, Marjorie Evans. Photo by Dave Rossman
Orbis Flying Eye Stephen Vega, Nancy Poffenberger
Stephen Vega, Nancy Poffenberger. Photo by Dave Rossman
Orbis Flying Eye Dr. Cynthia Tung, Dr. Dan Gombos
Dr. Cynthia Tung, Dr. Dan Gombos. Photo by Dave Rossman
Orbis Flying Eye Mary Ann Cuellar, Caroline Dawson, Molly McMurtry, Anne-Marie Breedlove
Orbis Flying Eye Andrew Cordes, Melissa McCollum Moss, Olive McCollum Jenney, Brian Teichman
Orbis Flying Eye Hospital
Orbis Flying Eye Donna Teichman
Orbis Flying Eye Brad Wander, Diana Wander, Bubba McNeely
Orbis Flying Eye Sylvia Forsythe, Bobby Dees
Orbis Flying Eye Robert Bobo, Kim Jensen, Clay Brooks
Orbis Flying Eye Yeet and Jonathan Howells, Marjorie Evans
Orbis Flying Eye Stephen Vega, Nancy Poffenberger
Orbis Flying Eye Dr. Cynthia Tung, Dr. Dan Gombos

What: The Texas welcome of the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital.

Where: Landmark Aviation at Ellington Airport.

The scoop: Andrew Cordes and Brian H. Teichman chaired the event that welcomed guests aboard the DC-10, which serves as an accredited ophthalmic training hospital that travels the world. It was a sweet homecoming for the jetliner that was strongly supported by Houston philanthropists Eleanor and Leonard "Mc" McCollum, who was an Orbis founding board member. The mission of the non-profit is to reduce preventable blindness by training local eye professionals around the world.

This is the first time the DC-10 has been to Houston in a decade and it will be the last as Orbis prepares to launch the next generation Flying Eye Hospital, an MD 10, jet in 2016.

Who: Donna Teichman, Diana and Brad Wander, Melissa McCollum Moss, Olive McCollum Jenney, Wezy and Bobby Dees, Hershey Grace, Ed McMahon, Bubba McNeely, Rosario Ramirez, Vicsandra and Darren Jones and Bob Bobo.