Last year, John was a patient; now he’s a volunteer.
After decades of a successful career in sales, John found his job was being phased out. With his savings slipping away as he searched for new employment, he was suddenly struck down by Guillain–Barré syndrome — a rare and serious autoimmune disorder that attacks the nervous system. After being hospitalized for over a month, he came to AFC weak and discouraged. Because he had access to AFC’s comprehensive medical services, John received care for multiple health issues and, in time, regained his strength and his health. His life turned back around and he once again has access to health care outside of AFC. Now he gives back to AFC by serving as a volunteer and a donor. “I know what it’s like on the other side. I never expected to need free health care, but I shudder to think where I’d be without the Clinic.”