Stories and Testimonials from Satisfied 9Health Fair Participants

“My mom and I went to the 2006 9Health Fair at Aims Community College in Greeley, CO. I hadn’t been feeling well so my sister-in-law urged me to go. We went on a Sunday, and that Tuesday I got a call from a nurse who informed me that my thyroid level was less than .01 and that I needed to contact my doctor. I did so right away and had further tests run. I was diagnosed with hyperthyroid and through additional tests, learned that I was suffering from Graves’s disease. Had I not gone to the 9Health Fair, I believe I still would have been seeking help. I am feeling so much better and on the way to recovery. Thank you 9Health Fair staff and volunteers!!!”

Terri Thomas, Participant,
Loveland, CO

“I’m proud to be part of the foundation that brought 9Health Fair to our community. It gives me a great sense of purpose, particularly in the rural communities. I’m the lucky one. I get back far more than I give.”

Karen Zink, Volunteer
Durango, CO

“Seven months after my father passed away from a heart attack, I went to a 9Health Fair. My blood screening results indicated that my cholesterol levels were high. I went to her doctor who referred me to a cardiologist. An angiogram showed a partial blockage in my artery. Since then, I have made important changes in her life – I am on medication, receive regular checkups and go to 9Health Fair every year! I believe 9Health Fair helped save my life and prevented me from suffering a heart attack like my father.”

Mickie O., Participant

“My thyroid level was really high and 9Health Fair tried, but couldn’t reach me by phone. So, through their follow up process, 9Health Fair expedited my results to my house and included a cover letter saying that I had to seek immediate medical attention. I can’t tell you how much I appreciated their persistence in tracking me down.”

Theresa H., Participant

“Solo queremos darles las ‘gracias’ a 9Health Fair y todos sus organizadores por darnos esta magnífica oportunidad, especialmente a todas las personas de bajos recursos como nosotros. Muy agradecidos.”

Reynaldo y Sandra

“As a native to Colorado, I served as site coordinator for the Department of Human Services 9Health Fair for three years. During those three years, I also participated in the 9Health Fair screenings, where I learned I had high cholesterol and high triglycerides. Since then, I’ve worked with my primary care provider to manage these concerns. I now sit on the 9Health Fair Community Involvement Committee (CIC). My favorite thing about 9Health Fair is that it is for everybody, whether you have insurance or not.”

Esther Lewis, Volunteer and Participant,
Denver, CO

“My wife and I have been going to 9Health Fair for many years in several different towns in Colorado, so it plays a big part in our lives. In April of 2003, we went again to have our annual blood screening but this time mine came back a little different. My PSA number came in a little high with a suggestion to make an appointment with my doctor. With further evaluation I was diagnosed with prostate cancer. I had no previous symptoms. I was given several options but at my age of 51, surgery was the best for me. As you can see 9Health Fair saved my life. My family and I are so grateful for the services available to all of our communities. 9Health Fair is great and I am looking forward to many more 9Health Fairs.”

Greg Y., Participant

“My husband and I attended the 9Health Fair in April of 2004 at the Susan M Duncan YMCA in Arvada. We had gone through most of the stations and were on our way out when we saw the line for skin screenings. It was shorter than usual so we decided to stop and get checked. Thank GOD we did. I was checked by the doctor who noticed a dark freckle on my left arm and a spot on my face; she recommended that both areas be checked by my doctor. I had the freckle on my arm removed and sent off to the lab. It was melanoma! It was .3mm deep so it was caught early. I will have to manage this for the rest of my life but now that I am educated, it will help me through any future incidents. While my doctor had a watch on this freckle, it was the 9Health Fair that recommended further inspection and treatment and may have saved my life. I will always be thankful to 9Health Fair.”

Cindy G., Participant

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If your life was impacted in a positive way at a 9Health Fair or you have experienced a barrier to finding access to health care, we’d love to hear from you.