CREATED Apr. 11, 2013
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A medical clinic where patients pay with kindness -- not cash -- is about to expand.
Un-insured, low income patients can get medical help, but the clinic's founder asks that every patient does three acts of kindness for someone else and write a letter about it as payment.
Dr. Elliot Shin is the Hope Clinic's founder. He recently got a letter in the mail. Inside? A $10,000 check. Plus, a local teacher saw our story and encouraged her students to help.
Dr. Elliot Shin told us, "Thurman White Middle School -- the kids raised $270s. i just got a check yesterday from them. It's so great to know the community is behind this. That our Lord is behind this orchestrating all kinds of stuff and I am so grateful and privileged to be behind that."
The generous $10,000 donor heard about the clinic from S.O.S. radio
That check will enable Dr. Shin to expand his dream -- expanding specialty services for all of his patients. Plus he'll finally be able to open a homeless dental clinic.
The clinic is run entirely by volunteers. Right now Dr. Shin is looking for a gastro doctor willing to donate four hours a month to the clinic.
If that's you, give him a ring at (702) 952-9564. To date the Hope Clinic
has helped 4,000 Las Vegans.