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    My patient story – Naomi Evers

I am writing to thank the Mayo Clinic Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery and giving special thanks to Dr. Jeffery Britton and Dr. Fredric Meyer.

First, my name is Naomi R. Evers, and I am currently working in Nicaragua with an organization that I founded called Provider’s Servants Inc. My job is to buy and give needed supplies to organizations and churches and to offer my voluntary aid as well. This August we celebrated our one-year anniversary and were able to do something amazing. Through our purchases of medical supplies and treatments, and our connections with Nicaraguan organizations, over 600 people living in the Guatuzo Rain Forrest were able to receive medical assessment and treatment. The most common health issues in that region involve parasites because of the filthy water. This year, dengue has also been much more common. An elderly gentleman died of the disease just one week prior to our arrival.

Why am I telling you all of this? Well, in March of 2006, through the Mayo Clinic Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery, I received treatment and had two inches by four centimeters removed from my brain. Thank you! Prior to the surgery I was having seizures on a daily basis and was unable to work or live a normal life. I would certainly not be able to do what I am doing now were I still having the seizures.

The current plan is that in November, Provider’s Servants will once again purchase and deliver the needed supplies and donate medical attention to the people in Los Guatuzos. Mayo Clinic, Dr. Britton, Dr. Meyer, this would not be possible without you. THANK YOU!