"Washington Apple Health saved my son’s vision and our family’s savings."
My name is Anna Lomakina and I am a single mother of a wonderful six-year-old boy. I recently moved to the state of Washington with my son from Russia. It was a pretty stressful change for us, and I am working very hard to make the adaptation easy for me and my son.
I am so glad that I was able to meet with a Russian-speaking community health worker who explained the details of what me and my son are eligible for.
The same day we met, she enrolled my son into Washington Apple Health for children. It was such a relief for me to know that his health is protected. We became patients in the community health center, International Community Health Services.
At ICHS, my son was seen by a physician, Dr. Hsie, who suggested to check his vision. After the check, he was able to diagnose my son with cataracts. He referred us to a specialist and in January of 2017, my child is going to have eye surgery.
Washington Apple Health saved my son’s vision and our family’s savings.
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