Stories

Paula & Mike’s Story

Charlotte County’s under-served population has many faces… Paula and Mike were a hardworking couple. Though they struggled to make ends meet, they were proud that they were always able to pay their own way.  Sadly, neither had health insurance, but they knew... Read More

The Youngest Philanthropist

Jackson Winkler is the youngest Philanthropist we know! For his 6th Birthday Party, Jackson asked his guests instead of bringing birthday presents for him, to bring items that could be donated to the Virginia B. Andes Volunteer Community Clinic, “to help people in... Read More

Barbara’s Story

As a single, working mother, Barbara Thomas was used to making sacrifices. The owner of a childcare service, Barbara made a career out of putting others before herself. One of these sacrifices included health insurance, a fact that culminated into a harsh reality for... Read More

Jennifer’s Story

“I have been a patient at Virginia B. Andes for a number of years, and it has been an incredible God-Send for me.  Whenever I have occasion to be there, I am flooded with gratitude that this amazing, much needed, facility exists – especially in a relatively... Read More

Meet James……

James is only 55 and has a history of alcohol dependence, anxiety, chronic back pain, and depression.  The VBA physician noted that he had elevated liver enzymes and other abnormal labs that are affected by alcohol abuse. He spent a lot of time with him going over... Read More

Debbie’s Story

Meet Debbie……… I had just moved here from Boston, Massachusetts and had taken my prescription to CVS to be filled.  I was told that it would be $800 because my insurance did not cover me in Florida. I did some research with family & friends and learned about... Read More