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Long wait for opportunity to receive free health care

Patient Tim Gordon, who lives in Wise, Va., and who is patient number 1117 out of 1,500 for the day, catches a nap in the trunk of his car as he waits to get into the non-profit Remote Area Medical (RAM) clinic held at the county fairgrounds, July 20, in Wise, Va. Over 3000 patients will be seen on the multi-day event by the largest free health clinic in the United States for dental, vision, wellness, women's health, lab testing, and health education, 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.