Rosa has been our faithful volunteer since we last helped her through our program ten years ago, offering her help at all our events and surgery days. Recently, Rosa learned she needed a cholecystectomy, the removal of the gallbladder. She was referred to AccessOC and we arranged for her to attend our Kaiser Surgery day. Rosa thanked everyone at Kaiser and let them know they make a big difference in people’s lives. Rosa also said she will continue to volunteer with AccessOC as a way to give back!
Meagan and Sheila have been volunteering for AccessOC for the last five years. Both mother and daughter enjoy helping our patients. Thank you!
For seventeen years Edgar has been suffering with a Pterygium, a growth of pink fleshy tissue that can cover your eye ball. In the last two years he noticed his eye sight deteriorating. During work his eye would hurt all day and felt inflamed. Seeking for help, he went to La Amistad clinic. He was referred to AccessOC. Dr. Younger who recently joined our Integrated model, was able to help Edgar. He is happy to say he can now work without pain.
For three years, Virginia Gonzalez lived with a cataract in her left eye. She started seeing bright lights, which kept getting larger. When her vision became significantly reduced, she struggled with daily activities, such as reading price tags at the grocery store, getting around from place to place, and washing dishes. Due to her deteriorating vision, she could no longer see people’s faces clearly, and she avoided communicating with people around her. When she could no longer recognize her grandchildren’s facial features, she realized she would not be able to see them grow up. Fortunately for Mrs. Gonzalez, Dr. Pirnazar at Nvision Laguna Hills approved her for a surgery that took place on July 9th, 2018. The success of the surgery made her independent once again. She is thankful to Dr. Pirnazar and his team for giving her clear vision. Mrs. Gonzalez says this procedure has been life changing in many ways; most importantly, she can now enjoy time with her family and do things on her own without restrictions.