Tag Archives: African-American

Nigel

Nigel – Colorado Springs, CO Nigel speaks about a clinic in El Paso county that went beyond normal expectations to provide considerate and quality care for his brother, a large man who struggled with receiving care due to fear of judgment and unaccommodating providers. “The respect and compassion that the clinic showed a huge man, […]

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Rafael

Rafael – Colorado Springs, CO Rafael, a Colorado Springs resident and Army veteran, was shot while he was in his home and ended up receiving quality emergency care while he was uninsured. “I think health care should work for the people.  Not for the organizations or the companies.”

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Sharon

Sharon – Denver, CO Sharon shares her story about her family pediatrician and subsequent health care providers. She talks about looking for the same positive qualities in her current physician that kept her family with their pediatrician for over 18 years. It is Sharon’s hope that in the future all children and adults will be […]

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Maya

Maya – Aurora, CO Maya, an Aurora resident living with diabetes, shares her story about a time in her life when she had to choose between insuring herself or insuring her children. “My physician is asking me why I am not coming to the doctor’s.  And I’m telling her it’s because I don’t feel I […]

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Tesfahunega

Tesfahunega – Aurora, CO Tesfahunega, an Aurora resident and member of the Ethiopian community describes his battle with congestive heart failure and no insurance.  He claims he uses the Emergency Room to seek treatment feels hurt by the lack of empathy amongst health care workers. “And nobody cares, the way I see it they don’t […]

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Lamine

Lamine – Summit County, CO Lamine is an immigrant from Senegal, and a Summit County resident, who helps interpret and assist with paperwork for his community members.  He tells a story of his community members too scared of health care bills to seek out medical assistance. I remember a friend of mine was waiting until the […]

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Arnie

Arnie – Summit County, CO Arnie is a Dillon resident who was misdiagnosed with MS instead of diabetes.  He talks about his experience and subsequent more positive interactions with the local clinic. “The ideal scenario to me would be more equality in health care.  To where regardless of your income you were able to get […]

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Cerise

Cerise – Denver, CO Cerise, a Denver resident tells the story about mother’s positive experience within the health care system.  She praises the local clinic her mother attends for their culturally proficient service and was impressed by the promotion of health equality within Colorado. “And I was utterly amazed at the level and quality of […]

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Mesele

Mesele – Aurora, CO Mesele is an Aurora resident and part of the Ethiopian Community. He is having a very difficult time managing his diabetes because he cannot afford health insurance. “Healthy means if you go to hospital and they do check-up, you’re healthy.  But if you don’t go, we don’t know anything.”

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