Like we said, the generosity coming from this community in support of our mission has left us practically speechless. With these funds, w
e have provided medical, dental, and vision services to those without that safety net.
We were able to meet with patients at over 7,000 patient visits in 2018, accommodating a growth of 40% from the previous year and meeting the needs of so many who would have no options otherwise. Many of our patients frequently express how relieved and even shocked they were upon finding the SLO Noor Foundation--one of the most common comment we hear from our patients is...
"I just couldn't believe it."
Couldn't believe they could get a mammogram or a root canal. Didn't think that physical therapy or a prescription refill was possible. Up until their first appointment with us, many would endure pain or heath concerns without a diagnosis let alone any treatment, and when life day to day becomes a test of how many symptoms you can live with, it's no wonder that bankruptcy or homelessness becomes an ongoing threat.
Their stories and the great need drove Dr. Ahmad Nooristani to open the SLO Noor Foundation seven years ago--the same reason why we as well as our volunteer providers and medical professionals commit to helping those without options find relief, healing, and hope. So as we bid farewell to 2018, we'd like to get this year going on the right foot. We've already partnered with Cal Poly's Kinesiology Department to open a mobile clinic providing prenatal services uninsured pregnant women, and we plan to open another clinic location in Santa Maria or the surrounding area sometime this year.
None of this, however, would have been possible without the support of this community and beyond. Thank you again for coming together to help heal the Central Coast and expect to see big progress on our part. You better believe it--we're just getting started.▲