STUART- Luz Gonzalez was clueless about Volunteers in Medicine Clinic in Stuart. Once she heard about the VIM Clinic, she wasted no time scheduling an eligibility screening appointment. She became a patient and presented signs of epilepsy. She was treated successfully and free of all signs and symptoms.

“VIM helped me ever since I’ve been a patient. They’ve helped with my medications and getting them on time. It makes me feel important,” said Gonzalez. “I’ve never been to another doctor’s office since moving to the United States. Being a part of Volunteers in Medicine is the best thing that’s happened to me.”

In 2010, Gonzalez’s mammogram showed a breast cancer lump. Dr. Denise Sanderson of Martin Health System agreed to treat the patient and she underwent 36 radiation treatments along with one surgery. She embarked on a journey that eventually cured her breast cancer.

“They’re like my angels and I thank everyone,” said Gonzalez. “Every single person has been great to me. They’ve all been here since day one and they’ve always helped me. I don’t know English well, but they always find a way to assist me. Volunteers in Medicine is beautiful.” VIM Clinic would not be able to help patients such as Gonzalez if it were not for all of you, our partners, supporters, volunteers, and friends.

The VIM Clinic in Stuart provides free health care for uninsured Martin County residents who qualify. For more information, call 772-463-4128, or visit online at vimclinic.net.