For our next Patient Spotlight, I talked with Randi. She has been a patient since the very beginning of Bright Eyes. Every time I talk to her, she has some sort of artistic endeavor going on. She is so busy, that it took a while to put this together:
Dr. B: Hi Randi, thanks for participating in the Bright Eyes Patient Spotlight. Tell our readers a little bit about yourself and your family.
Randi: My husband Bruce and I have two children, Jennifer, 16, and Samantha, 12. We have been living in Tampa for 7 years and love it here! Bruce is a photographer and a salesperson, and a workaholic ;). Jennifer attends Robinson High School and is going into 11th grade. Samantha is going into 7th grade at Davidsen Middle School. We also have a Golden Retriever named LUCKY.
What are your favorite things about Westchase?
The people! I love the community feel and how everyone is always willing to help everyone out. I have never lived in an area where everyone is so friendly and warm.
What was the inspiration to form the Westchase Community Theater?
Last summer, Vanessa Lewis (music teacher at Westchase Elementary), Linda Whitelaw (art teacher at Westchase Elementary) and myself started a summer camp called the Act 'n Artz Academy. It was a great success, and between that and seeing how much the children at Westchase enjoyed performing in the shows they did through school, we thought there was a need to offer something in this area.
How is the camp going this summer?
We are in the middle of camp now. It is a two week summer camp. The years theme is "Tales of Temples and Tombs" and is about Ancient Egypt. We are doing some VERY cool art projects- we just finished Papier Mache Pharaoh masks and mummies, and we are working on fans, t shirts, and all kinds of amazing projects. At the same time, we are working toward our show which is held the last day of camp at 1 PM. It is a musical, and the kids are having a blast learning the songs and choreographing their dances! We are so fortunate to be able to hold our camp at the Wellspring Church, (although it is not religiously affiliated in any way), it is bright, colorful, cheerful, and air conditioned!!
You are sure busy. What other projects do you have going on?
I am a party planner and I specialize in planning Bar and Bat Mitzvah's. I am currently helping 4 families to plan their events. It is sooo much fun!
Wow. It sounds like having fun is your job! We are happy to have you as as our first "Patient Spotlight!" Is there anything else you'd like to say?
Thank you so much for inviting me to participate. If anyone would like more information about the camp or the theater, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Great, Randi. Thanks so much for talking with us.
If you are a Bright Eyes Patient and would like to participate in the Bright Eyes Patient Spotlight, just let me know. If you'd like to become a patient at Bright Eyes, just come on by - we'd love to take care of you.
Nathan Bonilla-Warford, OD
Bright Eyes Family Vision Care
Located in the Westchase area of Tampa.