It's so sad that this is the only way that many in our country receive medical attention, but thank goodness events like this exist to catch the people who fall through the cracks...or the chasm, as the case may be.
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Adrian Courtney, from Coburn, Va., wakes from a night of sleeping outside the Remote Area Medical (RAM), clinic July 26, 2008 in Wise, Va. The free clinic, which lasts 2 1/2 days, is the largest of its kind in the nation, and organizers expected to treat more than 2,500 people over the weekend, mostly providing dental and vision services from more than 1,400 volunteers. For many, the RAM clinic is the only medical care they may receive each year.