Thursday, March 20, 2008

Neighbors Together: Jim and David

I've written about Dr. Jim Walton a few times on this blog. I've written about his work at Roseland Homes, a public housing community where Central Dallas Ministries has maintained a constant presence for more than a decade.

I've written about his leadership as one of the architects of the partnership Central Dallas Ministries enjoys with Baylor and with Health Texas Provider Network, the physicians' group supporting the Baylor system.

I've shared his own writing with you, and the good news that he was named the Chief Health Equity Officer for the Baylor Health Care System.

I've also shared with you how Dr. Walton even makes routine, weekly house calls... but today I want to invite you to attend one of those calls with me.

Click here to get to a special site that we've set up to take you deeper into the lives of our neighbors who come to CDM.

This site, http://www.neighborstogethercdm.com/, currently features a film about Dr. Walton and one of his patients, David.

Like many immigrant families, David's family lacks insurance. When David was struck with an intense form of meningitis that left him in a coma for months on end, his family's finances were pushed to the limit.

Thanks to Dr. Walton's work with Central Dallas Ministries, I am proud to say that David continued to receive the care that he needed to not only survive, but to begin to thrive again.

Click here or on the image below to see this miraculous story of neighbors working together to build community.


1 comment:

belinda said...

THANKS to all of you for the work you do!! We need to clone you and have you in at least one city per state.