Saturday, August 15, 2009

Saint Stan Brock and Remote Area Medical

Remote Area Medical (RAM) has been in the news a lot lately as the health care debate has, at last, brought some attention to their free clinics and the thousands of citizens who line up to get free medical care.

The focus of those stories is always on the citizens who attend these clinics because they cannnot afford to pay for the services they need. This article is about the man, Stan Brock, behind the organization and the clinics - 72 years old, subscribed to a vow of poverty, he sleeps on the floor, showers with cold water and runs these clinics with an army of volunteers and without any corporate donations.

Indeed, for many in the world, this man is a saint. Read the article here at the Times Online and then jump over to the Remote Area Medical website and volunteer and make a donation.

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