I have been without insurance for 3-years as a result of my divorce and I am unable to afford Obama Care. How quickly health can degrade in the thrives of depression and crisis such as divorce. I neglected my health and my teeth. I felt like a car that had been parked under a sappy tree for years. My self-esteem, my mental health, even my spirituality seemed affected by this neglect.
When I moved to Central Pennsylvania with my children, ages 7 and 9, I heard about Centre Volunteers in Medicine (CVIM) from a girlfriend of mine. She was very enthusiastic, so I thought I would try.
Upon being accepted, I cry each time I come here…tears of JOY!
Every person has shown me compassion. There has been absolutely no judgement as I shared my vulnerability and a body that has been though divorce, depression, anxiety, pour decision making, and relocation. Finally, redemption and transformation!!
I have been able to transform my inner self because I am loved and cared for by those at CVIM. I am able to transfer my energies to my children and my community. Each day I consider how I will pay it forward – I love you.
Patient, Centre VIM, State College, PA
Centre VIM in State College, PA, is a member of the VIM Alliance, a network of clinics developed with assistance from the national Volunteers in Medicine office that care for the uninsured within a caring supportive environment.