I am continuously amazed at the similarities between our state and the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh! We both have strong, vested interests in agriculture, aerospace, IT, life sciences, education and our community colleges.
Earlier in the day I helped open a new corneal tissue cutting center at the L.V. Prassad Eye Institute. This opening was made possible by SightLife, a Seattle based government health organization focusing on eliminating corneal blindness in adults and children and a very generous donation from a Washington state company. After the ribbon-cutting I met with corneal transplant physicians and delivered Seattle Sounders soccer balls and scarves to some of the youngest patients. The opportunities for partnerships between AP and our state especially in life sciences are limitless.