One group from Boise, Four Hundred Twenty-Five Volunteers, Seven Hundred Eight patients = Love Heals Free Clinic!
Planning for the two-day event took months and dozens of volunteers. Over the course of three days, the clinic was set up and hundreds of local people in need received medical, dental, vision, chiropractic, physical therapy and massage services.
The team at Love Heals said "We were incredibly impressed by the dedication and kindness you exhibited over this past week. It is only because YOU were there to serve that this was able to happen! Thank you!"
Patients left with services they otherwise wouldn't have had the money to receive. "This helps the community a lot and many people are in need so thank you! I would have given this a rating of 1,000 if I could. Thank you so much." Another said: " Blown away. People were sweet and helpful. I couldn’t believe people took the time to make this happen. Amazing what you are doing!"
Clinic directors report that because of this clinic one person's life was literally saved! A patient came in for a vision service but had a blood pressure so excessive that they were at risk of a stroke, heart attack and a handful of other life-threatening possibilities. He was sent to the ER and was immediately admitted to the hospital. He spent Easter weekend in the hospital and now his blood pressure is under control and he can return to work.
Local resources will be put in touch with patients for follow up on requested services. "The idea is a continuum of care." says, Love Heals.