Monthly Archives: August 2018

Stories of Passion – Anna Todd

In September 2014 Annaliza Todd relocated her parents to the United States from the Philippines. Within two months of their move, Anna’s mother became very ill with a fatal fungal disease. Treatment required a six week regimen. Anna’s mother had not yet qualified for health insurance because her residency was still so new, nor did she have her state identification card. As a result, she was refused any free treatment by the hospital. Her medications were expensive and the hospital bills...

Stories of Passion – Chef Harris

Today we had Chef Hardette Harris join us today to teach us a healthier version of a tortilla-less enchilada dinner (spoiler alert:  it was Ah-MA-zing). Chef Harris has a special passion for North Louisiana cuisine. In fact, she worked with the State Legislature to pass a resolution to recognize the Official North Louisiana Meal. When people think of Louisiana cuisine, they usually think of south Louisiana cuisine.  And that’s not a bad thing! South Louisiana cuisine has unique flavors...

Our First Clinic

Decades later and our doors are still open for the Saturday clinics that started it all On Saturday August 4, 1989, we held our first clinic in our newly open health center on Sprague Street. This moment was three years in the making. Dr. Robert Jackson was Chief Resident at LSU Med during the early 1980s. During his ER rotation he saw individuals come in and out of the emergency room with major complications from treatable conditions. The effects were...