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"God always takes care of me and places people in my path that have helped me. If my Community Health Worker (CHW), A.W., hadn't gotten involved in my health I would have never found out about the tumor. I was very sad when they diagnosed me with cancer. But, on my birthday, just days after my surgery, I was very happy because I received the best gift of all - the gift of life. I am so thankful that this CHW came into my life! " Patient of CHW, A.W.
I encountered my client at a community health fair and our journey together began. It started as way to tackle her blood glucose and lipid levels and ended with a cancer diagnosis. My role as a CHW was to make sure the health team knew my client's needs and I found community resources to support her through treatment. –A.W., CHW