Profiles

Determined to succeed

Putting her children first after her husband died 11 years ago meant finding a way to support them. So Julie went back to school to become a registered medical assistant.

After several years, the medical trust her husband left behind ran out of funds. This left Julie without the money needed for medicine to control her severe asthma. As a result, she stopped taking it. Eventually, her asthma got so bad that she couldn’t work.

The Shenandoah County Free Clinic changed Julie’s life. It ¬†provided the medicine to control her asthma and hired her as a medical assistant. ¬†“You can’t work if you can’t breathe.”