A grateful patient

After 10 years as a waitress, Cheryl is up to $2.40 an hour. On a good day, tips help her earn a living wage. Slow days with few customers make her want to cry.

Health insurance isn’t an option.  It costs half her income and doesn’t cover her severe migraines and anxiety. Without insurance, she couldn’t afford a doctor to diagnose the cause of the dramatic weight loss that dropped her to 90 pounds.

The team at the Augusta Regional Free Clinic came to the rescue and today Cheryl is healthier than she’s been in years. Cheryl says:  “I love my job and my customers.  Without the medical care I needed, I’d have lost it all.”