Turning fear into hope

July 23, 2019

Saadia Barhoumi used to feel sick and scared all the time. She waited a year to seek follow-up treatment after a doctor told her that a condition in her brain that was causing memory loss and a tingling sensation akin to having ants crawling across your face and body might be Multiple Sclerosis (MS). “Doctors […]

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A life changing experience

July 23, 2019

Ten minutes after informing Gertud Kerine Tusnovics that she had Early Stage 2 Breast Cancer, a nurse put her in touch with We Care Manatee. Gertud marvels at how quickly the application process went, and treatment began.  “Everything happened so fast, so quick,” she says. Thanks to what Tusnovics describes as “a really amazing rapid […]

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I’m still here!

July 23, 2019

Because she was uninsured, Donna Wildman waited seven months to seek treatment after a diagnostic mammogram revealed a lump in her right breast.  “I thought it was nothing, and I didn’t have insurance,” she said.  Her doctor’s nurse referred her to We Care Manatee. A biopsy in January 2018 revealed she had Stage 1 breast […]

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The Gift of Time

July 23, 2019

A routine screening revealed pre-cancerous cells in Deborah Kenniker’s genital area. A non-invasive form of treatment didn’t work and Kenniker was told she would need to take the next steps—a biopsy, pre-op tests and surgery.  Kenniker, who was diligent about getting her annual screenings, didn’t know where to turn. In the past, she’d paid for […]

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Tums Everywhere!

July 23, 2019

Mazen Fares said that wherever he was, there was a pack of Tums close by. “If I was in bed, there were Tums on the table next to the bed. If I was sitting in a chair, there were Tums on the table next to me. In the car, in bed, everywhere!” he says with […]

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2019 Hurricane Preparedness Guide

June 13, 2019

This publication was made possible by an emergency preparedness grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The guide was produced by the Florida Department of Health’s Office of Communications and the Bureau of Preparedness and Response. Please download your copy today so you are prepared and safe during the 2019 storm season. Download […]

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Dr. Moya L. Alfonso selected as new Executive Director

May 30, 2019

Dr. Moya L. Alfonso selected as new Executive Director of We Care Manatee, Inc. The We Care Manatee, Inc. Board of Directors and staff welcomed new Executive Director, Dr. Moya L. Alfonso to the organization. Alfonso succeeds the former Executive Director Victoria Kasdan. She will lead the organization in its efforts to facilitate free medical […]

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We Care Donates Barb’s Bags-Chemo Care Bags to Local Oncologist

October 27, 2018

This week We Care Manatee will donate Barb’s Bags (breast cancer chemotherapy care bags) to 2 local medical oncologist for distribution to those in need. Each bag includes a blanket, pillow, socks, adult coloring book with pencils, hand cream, lip balm, potpourri bags with lavender, ginger chews, a journal, pen, picture frame, and an ID […]

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We Care Manatee’s Pharmaceutical Assistance Program

August 13, 2018

Victoria P. Kasdan, R.N, MPH Executive Director, We Care Manatee No one should have to choose between filling a needed prescription and paying for food, rent or other living essentials. At We Care Manatee we believe all prescription medications should be safe, effective and affordable.  Unfortunately, expensive prescription drugs represent a significant barrier to the […]

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