SACRAMENTO, CA - For the second year in a row, the Remote Area Medical Foundation set up services at Cal- Expo in Sacramento.
Volunteers gave free medical, dental and vision care to more than 5,000 patients, many who are not insured or underinsured.
"We don't have insurance. That's why we came in here," 17-year-old Dhania Tinoco said.
Tinoco and her younger siblings received glasses for the first time in their lives.
"I had to sit all the time up in front. But now, I don't have to ask my teachers if I can sit in front. I can sit wherever," Tinoco said.
Many others went to the clinic to receive dental care.
Estoria Holmes, a 35-year-old mother of five, said her gums have been in pain for several months. She needed a tooth pulled, but couldn't afford the surgery.
"It had gotten infected, so thank goodness this was available for me to get it done," Holmes said.