I want to thank Taylor Regional Hospital, all of the health care providers and anyone else involved with the health screenings at Taylor County Middle School on June 11.
My wife and I took advantage of the blood work offered for $12. Though we have medical insurance, we still saved considerably over the normal cost of having such work completed. For those without health insurance and, perhaps, without a job, the screenings were quite likely a godsend.
We arrived about 30 minutes after the screenings began. There were already more than 300 people ahead of us. The line, however, moved quickly. Organizers are to be credited for their ability to complete so many screenings so efficiently. Everyone was friendly and genuinely willing to help.
Many area health care providers also had booths and provided much valuable information on a variety of topics. Many also gave away ink pens, note pads, snacks, juices, toothbrushes, toothpaste and other items.
There were many drawings for gift cards. Neither of us won any of the drawings, but we still believe we came away winners. We got our blood work completed for a very low cost and gathered valuable health-related information.
It is quite likely that the health screening saved lives or, at the very least, helped identify possible medical problems that require treatment. You have made a difference in many people's lives.