The Free Clinic of Culpeper provides free medical care and prescriptions for adults in Culpeper who have little income and no health insurance. Over 500 people get care at the Free Clinic each year. People like Maria, a 30-year-old mother of two small children, who recently came to the Clinic in tears. Maria has been a patient for the past 3 years and her husband, Carlos, was previously a patient.
Six years ago Carlos came to the clinic because he was unemployed, uninsured and worried about a family history of heart disease. Thank goodness he came in when he did. Carlos needed surgery due to a condition where his heart was enlarged and the heart muscle was weakened. In time, he made a remarkable recovery and landed a full-time job that provided him with health insurance.
Over the past few years we stayed in touch with Carlos when he brought Maria to her appointments. He was Maria’s driver, her interpreter and her rock. Maria never came to an appointment without Carlos. So, when she arrived at the clinic alone we knew something was wrong.
Tearfully, Maria told us that a few weeks earlier Carlos had chest pain and was admitted to the hospital. She was at home caring for their 2 and 4 year old children when she received a call that Carlos, age 41, had died.
Maria now has no income, no husband, no father for her children, no rock...
Maria needs your help to ensure that she can stay healthy and care for her family. With your support she will get medical care, prescriptions and support at the Free Clinic, a place where she is comfortable asking for help.
Maria and hundreds of other low income, uninsured Culpeper neighbors need you ... please give generously today!