Everyone has a story, it just takes someone to listen to that story and hopefully be able to help them out. One story that sticks out to We Care’s case manager Tina Crooks is one of a single father from out of state. A sandblaster by trade, he lost work in his hometown, ended up selling his car, gave the money to his parents, and left his children with them. With a job waiting in Jacksonville, he hitchhiked his all the way here.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — It may be OK to buy certain items pre-owned, such as clothes and cars, but during National Diabetes Awareness Month, a doctor is warning patients about purchasing diabetes test strips that may have been previously used or expired.
Jennifer Trednick first learned she had type 1 diabetes when she was young. “At the age of 13,” she said. For all these years, she has to check her blood sugar level. She does this eight times per day.
The We Care Jacksonville Health Network is completing its 20th year providing free care to Jacksonville residents who are uninsured. In 2012, the value of the care donated totaled more than $16 million!
Twenty years ago a small group of physicians met to tackle a community crisis. Too many of our poor citizens without health insurance were suffering from preventable diseases and coming to our emergency rooms where care was too late or too expensive.