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Story of the Month

  • Jan15 SOTM-photo

    January Story of the Month

    While visiting family in Mexico, 11-year-old Mario broke his arm. He was taken to a local clinic where his arm was casted. Upon returning to school, he was still in considerable pain and, of course, needed follow-up care. New x-rays determined his arm had not been re-set properly and follow-up would prove complicated. Our partners […]

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  • Dec14 SOTM photo

    December Story of the Month

    Michelle has more than the normal amount of anxiety for a teen.  In fact, she has a serious anxiety disorder requiring daily medication and weekly therapy. Luckily, she has Medi-Cal, a form of public insurance to help her access the care she needs.  However, Michelle came to Young & Healthy when she needed some dental […]

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  • Nov14 SOTM photo

    November Story of the Month

    We saw it on the news…Politicians talked about it…People took sides… But when Raul was referred to Young & Healthy, we just saw his most pressing needs. He was very scared and alone–LITERALLY. Raul was one of the many children who journeyed toward a safe haven, from Guatemala, all alone. He was traumatized, to say […]

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  • Oct 14 SOTM photo

    October Story of the Month

    Giving Back Mrs. Santos and her family emigrated from the Philippines last year. Her boys are in school and she is a dedicated and involved mom. Her three boys were patients in our mobile dental clinic, receiving long overdue care that she simply could not afford.  She was so delighted and grateful for their new […]

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  • Seeing is believing SEPT14

    September Story of the Month

    Seeing is Believing Sixteen-year-old Maricella had a rough start in life.  After many years of heartache and neglect, she ended up in the loving home of her aunt.  Trying to “make things right” for her niece, she brought her to Young & Healthy.  Maricella still had the same glasses, battered and taped up, that she’d […]

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