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HEALTHFINDERS COLLABORATIVE INC
July 3, 2010

My name is Rae and I volunteer as a nurse at the HealthFinders Clinic evenings. One particular evening a boy about 12 years old came in with his mother, for an athletic physical, required so he could be on a community soccer team. I enjoy joking with the children we see and this young man and I did our share of kidding around while doing his vital signs, taking a health history, and filling out forms. Then the physician went in to see him and I got busy seeing other patients. A bit later the boy and his mother were on their way out; the mom stopped me in the hallway and said, "We usually can pay our way but my husband has been out of work so we don't have insurance right now. My son wants so much to play on the team but we couldn't afford a clinic visit for a physical. I just told myself to swallow my pride and bring him to HealthFinders. I was braced for being treated condescendingly. This clinic was wonderful! You treated us as though we were paying customers. Thank you!" She had tears in her eyes and so did I.

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watching families receive care that they otherwise wouldn't.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & Nurse.