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Providing Care

RENEWING   LIVES

Proclaiming Christ as Lord and demonstrating His love through health care.

You helped provide care that is “second to none” “Pull back like you’re water skiing,” encouraged Mackenzie, an Augusta University (AU) Physical Therapy student. James was standing at the weight machine in the Christ Community physical therapy center. “I’m working my left shoulder. I’m doing a lot of rehab exercises. It’s stressful because we’re pushing it to the limit, which is good,” he said. Your support for Christ Community goes beyond basic medical and dental care. For example, AU faculty and students have provided physical therapy for Christ Community patients once a week since 2013. James said, “I fell at work. When I was here for my normal check-up I told my doctor about it. He recommended PT. This is my fourth trip to PT. Every visit, I get more therapy to strengthen my arm.” “I’ve recommended Christ Community to lots of other people. The care they give people is second to none.” James said, “My wife is a patient here, too. She’s diabetic. We don’t have insurance. The staff is constantly calling to check on us before and after visits. That’s a more personal touch than some places I’ve been.” Your donation today will help us continue to make those personal connections with James and other patients while we provide the care Thanks to your support, James is getting PT to strengthen his they need. shoulder after a recent fall. Dignity Page 2

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“Christ Community gives their patients dignity”

Mandy came to Christ Community in 2011. “We were looking for a family doctor and a place where we could feel comfortable. We came and fell in love with Christ Community.” She said, “I love the staff here. My husband and I have had nothing but good experiences. Everyone is friendly and uplifting.” “People usually come to the doctor because they’re sick so there’s some anxiety in that. It’s nice to come into a place where you feel peace even in the anxiety about having to see your doctor.” “Patients here are well taken care of and valued. That’s what I love about the staff. They place dignity on their patients. And to me, that’s a good enough reason for someone to want to give money to this.” “The staff listens. That’s invaluable. It’s nice to have doctors who pray with you. You need that.” Your support helps Christ Community provide this kind of encouragement to our patients. Thank you for believing in what we do.

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“Thanks to Christ Community, I’m proud of my teeth now.”

Jannet got the dental care she needed because of gifts from friends like you.

“My gums had started bleeding. I always said I wasn’t going to the dentist,” Jannet told us during a recent visit. Then her niece told her about Christ Community. “So I came over here and loved it. Everything worked out for me. Now they can’t keep me from over here. They’re good people.” “I couldn’t afford to go someplace else. But because of Christ Community, I’m proud of my teeth now.” “I would describe Christ Community as my closest friend because of what they stand for and what they do.” Your gifts make it possible for our dental team to take care of Jannet and other patents like her. You can help take care of more patients like Jannet with a donation today. PAGE 3

Go and Tell John

By Jeff Drake, Executive Director

Your gifts change lives As you read the stories in this newsletter, I hope you see the impact your gifts have on the lives of our patients. Our mission is to proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and demonstrate His love by providing affordable, quality health care. As we proclaim the Gospel and demonstrate Christ’s love, there are two important components to the care we provide: affordability and quality. If it’s not affordable they can’t access the care they need. If our care is not the highest quality we’re not serving our patients well. Your support is vital to the work of Christ Community Health. We’re very grateful for your gifts. In each issue of this newsletter, we want to share stories about patients your support touches. What would you like to read about in future issues of Providing Care, Renewing Lives? Please email us your thoughts at contact@cchsaugusta.org. Thank you for your financial support, your prayers and your encouragement. “Go and tell John what you have seen and heard: the blind receive sight, and lame walk, lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear; the dead are raised up, and poor have good news preached to them.” -Matt. 11:4-5

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You can provide books and medical supplies for children

The Jesus Storybook Bible. The Cat in the Hat. Llama Llama Red Pajama. The Chronicles of Narnia.

Some of these books may be in your home. You

may have even read them growing up. For some of our patient families, that’s not the case. These families struggle to provide books for their children. You can make a difference. Your donation today to our 2019 Annual Campaign will support our pediatric education and supplemental supplies program. Your donation will be used to purchase materials that are sent home with families. The grandmother of one adolescent male patient shared with us how much she appreciated a puberty book we gave her grandson since “all she had ever raised was girls.” We will also use your donation to support families who cannot afford supplemental pediatric medical supplies such as vitamins,

over-the-counter medicines, PediaSure and lotions. We need your help today to provide books our patient families can read this summer before the children go back to school. Your donation will help provide books and supplies for families who could not otherwise afford them. You can help make this a bookfilled summer for these families.

Our Mission: To proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and to demonstrate His love by providing affordable, quality primary health care to the underserved. ©2019 Christ Community Health Services Augusta, Inc.

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