10 Jan Leslie – Volunteers in Medicine
Ten-year-old Leslie was brushing her teeth after dinner one evening when she suddenly felt a sharp pain in her head, followed by numbness in her right arm that rushed down her right leg. She screamed out for her father as she fell to the floor. At the hospital, it was discovered that she had suffered a cerebral stroke, and consequently lost the use of her right arm and leg, and her speech was impaired. This family’s nightmare would only continue as they could not afford insurance and were not eligible for Medicaid. Leslie required follow-up care, physical therapy, and expensive medication. What were they going to do? Her physician recommended VMSN, where Leslie received much-needed follow-up care.
“I like coming to Volunteers in Medicine because they are nice and they take care of me. Now I am able to talk and walk. I thank Volunteers in Medicine for helping me to get better.”
~Leslie, Age 10