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To whom it may concern:
I have been privileged to have health coverage the majority of my life time but have no health plan now. Your clinic is exceptional for the the resources allotted. The staff is friendly and handles difficult situations' well. With all of the negativity surrounding certain ethnicity' and religions' I applaud their strength and commitment.
This facility deserves any and all financial benefits available and I hope that I am able to assist them in their wellness efforts.
From my family and I
To Whom it May Concern:
During the summer of 2011, I started passing bloody stools. I ignored it since I have been out of work since February 2011 to take care of my elderly father who has many health issues at age 86.
As the symptoms worsened, I called to see about a colonoscopy. The price was $1200 if I paid up front, or $1800 is I made payments. I reasoned that if there was nothing serious, I was out the $1800, but more importantly, if there was a severe health issue, I had no way to pursue treatment.So again, I did nothing.
Finally a friend told me about We Care. I made an appointment at the Muslim Care Clinic here in Jacksonville . They sent me for blood work and a colonoscopy preformed at Baptist South by Dr. Cooper. They found cancer.
Since then, I have been to several other doctors who are all partnering in my treatment and care. At every appointment, I have been treated with the utmost care and respect, and not like a charity case as I had imagined. Next week I start Chemotherapy and Radiation treatments.
I want you and your staff to know that We Care has literally saved my life, and I can find no words to express the depth of my gratitude for what you have done for me and others like me. My father also asked me to express to you how much he appreciates your hard work and dedication to serving those unable to get the live giving medical attention they need but cannot afford.
So, once more, THANK YOU!!!
G. M ….….@gmail.com.
To the staff of the Muslim Care Clinic:
I just want to tell you how truly grateful I am for all of the medical care you have provided over the past five months. Every time I come into the clinic, I am greeted with professionalism, and have even acquired some hearty laughs during my exams. Tonight, you submitted a referral to the Volunteers in America Clinic for rheumatology. I am sitting in my living room with tears in my eyes. My diagnosis was made one year ago, and I have only been seen one time since that initial diagnosis; never thought the day would come where I would actually begin to receive treatment, let alone medications to make the symptoms manageable.
Thank you for all the work your dedicated staff of volunteers performs each week. You have made a difference in my life and I will always be appreciative!
Thank you, may I say you are the nicest, most professional people I have had the pleasure to go to during my misfortunate times. I appreciate you being there and offering this service and my thank you from the bottom of my heart. You preserve people's dignity, which so few places due when you are without insurance and/or funds for healthcare, thank you.
Again, thank you so very much, you do not know how much this is appreciated.
“We are excited to be given the opportunity to partner with the MASS Clinic, because they have expanded our ability to assist patients that have no healthcare coverage. Some of the patients haven’t been seen by a doctor in years. We are very grateful.” Care Assure at Memorial Hospital of Jacksonville, FL.
"The MASS clinic is the one place I refer all my patients because I know they will be seen in a timely manner and they will receive the care they deserve. The MASS clinic provides high quality care without regard to income, race, religion, or gender. The MASS clinic is easy to work with and dependable." Mary-Ellen Bishop, Patient Care Coordinator, Memorial Hospital
"MASS clinic has been a wonderful partner for We Care Jacksonville by being so ready to help our entire Jacksonville community in any way possible with such genuine care and concern." Sue Nussbaum, MD. MBA, Executive Director, WE CARE Jacksonville.
I cannot express enough gratitude for your help. I am truly humbled by the care and kindness I have received throughout my treatment. It is very heartfelt to know that there are such amazing people who give up their time to help others and expect nothing in return.
Once again thank you.
I would like to let everyone at the clinic know that you have saved my life! I have heart disease and can't get insurance. I was given your number last year after being in the hospital with chest pain. All that cleared up and I was healthy (as well as I could be). Got a good bill of health and went home happy and secure in the knowledge that I am being taken care of.
This year I received a call from you to see the cardiologist, I'm having no pain, no distress, little short of breath but I'm overweight so it goes. I was sent to Baptist Beaches for a echo and stress test. Well I was admitted the same day and a stint was put in the next morning, opening a vein that was 90% occluded. Saved my life!!
If volunteering every gets to be too much and you want stop just remember you are making a world of difference to the people you serve. You may not know the gratitude people have for you but it's there.
Bless You All
From: K.M [mailto:km.....@gmail.com]
Thank you very much! All of you are fantastic. I picked up the prescription yesterday afternoon, by this afternoon I feel so much better. Thank You again - all are very special. I will not forget how you have helped me. When I get on my feet I will find a way to repay
you for all you have given me.
With Great Appreciation,
Wonderful clinic who has the patients best interest in mind! No other clinic in Jacksonville we've called would help us unless we were both unemployed, although we are below the poverty line. We made an appointment online and were seen by a doctor for my husbands ongoing stomach pain. It is better to make an appointment online than walk in. Making an appointment is super easy. The staff was always very quick to reach out to us directly to confirm appointments, make sure we did not have any questions and follow up with us. They were able to provide a no cost referral to have blood tested at another facility, and gave us a coupon for a pharmacy for a prescription that normally would have cost over $120 that brought the price down to less than $10! We would never been able to seek medical help with the rising costs, and now my husband is finally on his way to a pain free life after YEARS! We cannot be more grateful for their help. You do not have to be part of the Muslim community, we are just 2 southern white people. All different backgrounds of people in the waiting room we were chatting with. The entire staff was kind and welcoming, even offering us snacks. Shame on anyone who would discriminate! They are doing wonderful work for the community!