Free dental care drew thousands last week to the 11th annual open-air health clinic organized by Remote Area Medical, which specializes in helping impoverished communities.
2,643 teeth were extracted from 2,347 patients who slept overnight in their cars to ensure they would receive the care they normally cannot afford.
Sad stories abound in this rural community but we can be inspired by the doctors, dentists and hygienists who care enough to offer their very best service for free. Help out at Remote Area Medical website.
(READ the story in the Washington Post – and check out the great photo gallery)