“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” – William Arthur Ward
You can tell a lot about a person by how they treat others. At Columbus Ophthalmology Associates, we are fortunate to work in an environment where our doctors put the care of our patients as their top priority. That simple, but most important, action trickles down to each of our staff members. We are a family at COA and we always work with one purpose & one vision: to provide the highest quality care for all of our patients. This holiday season, through the hustle and bustle of deadlines, shopping, gifting, and holiday celebrations, we still like to take moments to breathe in and remember what matters most. Our gratitude is overflowing! We also work for a company that believes in giving back to our community. Out of the gratitude for all we have and for another wonderful year, we are ending 2017 giving back to those in central Ohio. For a number of years, during the month of December, we give back to different initiatives in central Ohio for the holiday season. This year, we have chosen Megan’s Mission as one of those initiatives. Megan was a Dublin graduate who was an aspiring NICU nurse attending college. Sadly, last year Megan was involved in a plane crash around Lake Erie where there were no survivors. Megan’s Mission provides new or knitted blankets to Nationwide Children’s Hospital NICU; her family began Megan’s Mission to keep her dream alive. We also want to do our part to make sure as many children in our community, no matter their economic status, have a Christmas. In both of our offices, we have a Giving Tree with “ornaments” on them. Each ornament has one gift item for a child written on it. Our staff get to chose which “ornament” they would like to get for the children in our community. We truly love expressing our gratitude in this way during the holiday season. And we couldn’t do it without the doctors and staff who operate their days out of gratitude for all they have with the desire to make sure others can have as well. You won’t see our Giving Trees in the waiting rooms in our offices but know we are doing our part to make sure other families in the central Ohio area have a wonderful holiday season!