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When Mona Soliman fled her native Egypt in 2014, she had already been living with diabetes for over ten years. After arriving in Cleveland, she struggled to find health care. As a recent immigrant, speaking no English, she felt she had nowhere to turn.
In 2009, Russell “Rusty” Alexander was a full-time maintenance worker. His employer offered health insurance, but it was $150 per paycheck. Rusty was only on the plan one month before he realized that the remaining $300 did not allow enough money to cover expenses for he and his wife – the basics, food, gas, rent, car insurance, and other needs. Fortunately, Rusty had a friend who told him about North Coast Health.
It is 6:30, on a Tuesday night at North Coast Health, and Kim Miller is here volunteering as a nurse in our evening clinic.
Ron Wamsley worked from the time he was 15 years old. He worked his way through school and into a career in accounting, eventually becoming a systems analyst and controller for a local firm. A massive heart attack stopped his career in its tracks.
“One company merges with another and “poof,” your security is gone. The days are long when you are unemployed. All the work you used to do, vanished. All the people you used to know, vanished. Then there’s the medicine you need. Panic, worry about who the next doctor would be and how that doctor would react to a poor unemployed soul who needed medicine and protection when a nasty infection overtook my otherwise pretty healthy self.
To lose one’s sight would be a crushing blow to anyone. That is exactly what could have happened to Susanna Graley had she not been a patient of North Coast Health.