Yesterday, KRBC ran a news story about the Mission’s dental clinic. Follow the link below to view the story . . .
Many of you may remember when the Mission’s staff joined with Dr. Oz and others to provide medical care to thousands of the uninsured during a one-day clinic in Houston in September of 2009. That clinic was organized in large part by the National Association of Free Clinics, to which the Mission belongs.
Now the NAFC has proposed that Pepsi underwrite another one-day clinic, and you can make that possible.
Just click the link below . . .
. . . and then click “vote for this idea!”
And then do it again tomorrow and the next day and the next . . .
Voting will continue through the end of the month. The idea is ranked 26th at the moment. You could move it up the list by voting right now!
Laura enjoys her job.
“I take care of sick people,” she said.
Laura has worked as a home healthcare attendant for 20 years and finds her service to people in need rewarding and fulfilling. However, her status as a part-time employee makes her ineligible for the company’s health insurance plan and her own health problems keep her from working full-time.
“I have heart problems and degenerative arthritis,” she said, “but I have to work. No one’s taking care of me but me.”
Laura said her ability to receive care at the Mission offers more than treatment of primary care medical issues.
“My chronic conditions require me to see other doctors, but that wouldn’t be possible without referrals from the staff here at the Mission,” she said. “I haven’t run into any problems with communication between the Mission’s staff and my other caregivers.”
Laura says she’s grateful to receive excellent care even though health insurance seems unattainable.
“I have no idea what I would do if I couldn’t come here,” she said. “That’s not true; I’d probably go to the E.R.”