Beatriz Ramirez was diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome in 2007, after the birth of her daughter. As a mother of two children, she had to keep using her hands despite the constant pain. Beatriz had to be careful with her hands while washing dishes, cooking, cleaning her home, and driving, which meant her daily tasks took longer to complete. Eventually, the pain she felt at night became unbearable. She waited for two years to get the treatment she needed, until St. Jude Neighborhood Clinic referred Beatriz to AccessOC for an orthopedic evaluation. AccessOC coordinated her surgery with Dr. Paul Dinh, a hand and wrist specialist at Orthopaedic Specialty Institute in Orange, CA. On July 6th, Beatriz finally had her carpal tunnel release surgery, which immediately brought relief. She says about her experience, “it has been a great blessing to have this type of assistance that help bridge the healthcare gap for people that are obligated to live with pain, until someone has the money and time to help those that need it. I am thankful to Dr. Dinh for giving back to patients that need it the most. He volunteers his time, services, and medical expertise to give the gift of healing.” Beatriz can now recover and care for her children without pain.