(Excerpts taken from Stats News)
As a young surgeon, Dr. Jorge A. Enriquez watched his peers fly across the ocean to do charity work in far-flung places. But he was struck by the needs of his own community here amid the agricultural lands of the Central Valley.
Many workers have seasonal, low-wage jobs without health insurance.
So Enriquez set out to find them low-cost medical care. He rallied a network of doctors willing to provide surgeries for free, or at a cut rate. In the past four years, Cirugia sin Fronteras - translated as Surgery Without Borders - has treated about 1,200 patients. Now he's setting up a nonprofit foundation to raise funds to expand the network.
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