July 20, 2012
Tim Gordon of Wise, Virginia catches a nap in the trunk of his car as he waits to get into the non-profit Remote Area Medical (RAM) clinic, where he is patient number 1,117 out of 1,500 for the day. Over 3,000 patients will be seen on the multi-day event at what is the US's largest free health clinic for dental, vision, wellness, women's health, lab testing, and health education. The clinic is staffed by volunteers from medical schools, hospitals, and civic organizations. Patients come from thousands of miles away and camp out in the muddy parking lot for a chance at the free health care.