Health Success Story
Alamance County, NC. Aid provider.
We had one patient that when she first came, I think she weighed 70-something pounds. She has diabetes, severe diabetes. And now I think she weighs 130 pounds. She’s doing great. And I always tell her that she looks great. She’s living in the Burlington housing.
At one time she was really upset about having to turn in paperwork. I brought her back and I talked to her and she was crying because she was going to be evicted, and she had lost her unemployment. And at that time it was when the unemployment…they weren’t going to be able to get the unemployment anymore. She was just despondent and didn’t know what she was going to do. We tried to give her some numbers to help her. And she’s had a substance abuse problem as well, but she is doing well and as far as I know not using, taking very good care of herself and gaining weight and living in the Burlington housing.
I think she by far is my most favorite story. And I tell that, just because I feel like that is what we do. We are helping people. At the end of the day I don’t think it’s about who’s on what drugs and who’s what color. At the end of the day it’s that they need help and that’s what we’re here to do is help them. That’s what it’s about. And a lot of these patients have been helped.
Lorrie is an aid provider at the Open Door Clinic. She is Caucasian, in her thirties, and was interviewed by Jamie Albright, Nov. 17, 2012.