Our Client Stories

They really seemed to care about me. I don’t know what I would have done had it not been for Project Access NOW.
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Client Stories

Nora’s Story

Nora with her cousin at our Gala 2018 La La Land fundraising event where she was the featured client speaker. Nora has lived in Oregon for fifteen years and is the full-time care provider to her two children: Fatima, 4, and Jimena, 11. "And they are the world to me," she says, grinning. "They are my first thought when I…
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Nancy’s Story

"I remember feeling the room turn sideways when he told me," says Nancy as she recalls being informed of her breast cancer diagnosis last September at Providence's Southern Oregon Cancer Center. "We're sitting there talking about chemo treatment schedules for the winter, but I'm just in a state of shock... and it hasn't even occurred to me yet that I have…
Derrick
March 1, 2018
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Susan’s Story

Before the Affordable Care Act, Susan had never really had health insurance. In fact, she says she'd never really had much preventative care at all. "Growing up and then later on as well, we just weren't real big on western medicine. Going to the doctor was for broken bones. Everything else, you get sick: try adjusting your diet, take these…
Derrick
January 30, 2018
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Ramon’s Story

When doctors at OHSU's Casey Eye Institute removed the pads from Ramon's eyes following his glaucoma treatment, the first thing he saw was his adult son who had driven him to the visit. It was the first time Ramon had seen his son's face clearly in several years. "I felt very emotional," Ramon says, "and to be honest, I cried."…
Derrick
November 14, 2017
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Marina’s Story

"So many beautiful things have happened in my life," says 71-year-old Marina. Smile on her face, she proudly recalls raising her 4 sons in a hut with a thatched roof in her native Peru. "For money, my husband worked as a driver while I fried chickens for my neighbors. Rain leaked through our roof," she says, "and I would pray…
Derrick
November 14, 2017