In It Together: A Couple’s Journey with Type 2 Diabetes

In It Together: A Couple’s Journey with Type 2 Diabetes

When it comes to health and wellness, it takes individual strength and determination to make positive changes that impact a person’s overall well-being. However, the support of friends and family cannot be underestimated. And that certainly is the case for Raul and Sonia,* a married couple in their early 60s whose “in it together” attitude […]

Spring Into Wellness With Us

Spring Into Wellness With Us

Now, more than ever, the importance of being healthy – and staying healthy – is a concept we can all appreciate. Whether it’s taking precautions while navigating the coronavirus or learning how to balance a healthy lifestyle with the pressures of daily life, being empowered to navigate one’s own health and wellness is key to […]

In Memoriam: Dr. Charles Levison

In Memoriam: Dr. Charles Levison

In Memoriam: Dr. Charles Levison (“Dr. Charlie”) Earlier this month, we learned of the passing of our beloved long-time volunteer Dr. Charles Levison, affectionately known as “Dr. Charlie” around our clinics. He devoted more than 21 years of compassionate service to Mission of Mercy patients and earned the admiration and respect of staff, patients and […]

Mission of Mercy Unveils New Mobile Medical Unit

Mission of Mercy Unveils New Mobile Medical Unit

PHOENIX (Nov. 9, 2020) – Mission of Mercy Arizona (MOM), a Phoenix-based nonprofit dedicated to providing free primary medical care and medications to those in need, will unveil its new mobile medical unit at North Phoenix Baptist Church, 5757 N. Central Ave. in Phoenix, at 9 a.m. Mon., Nov. 16, 2020. In February 2020, one of Mission of Mercy’s mobile medical RVs […]

Partner Spotlight: Pastor Jack Marslender, Avondale Baptist Church

Partner Spotlight: Pastor Jack Marslender, Avondale Baptist Church

We love working with Mission of Mercy at Avondale Baptist Church, and we are excited that we are celebrating our 10th anniversary of our partnership this month! As a pastor, I preach God’s love constantly. The three themes that I focus on and share with the church every week are that we love God, we love […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Vivian Green, Lead Interpreter

Volunteer Spotlight: Vivian Green, Lead Interpreter

There aren’t many Mission of Mercy Arizona volunteers who can say they’ve been with us since the very beginning, but Vivian Green is one of them! Back in October of 1997, she learned about a new nonprofit called Mission of Mercy (MOM) that was starting up a free healthcare clinic for those in need from […]

Removing barriers to healthcare: Frank’s story

Removing barriers to healthcare: Frank’s story

At Mission of Mercy Arizona, 89% of our expenses go directly to medical care, patient support and education each year. This funding supports patients like Frank*, a truck driver who came to our Avondale clinic after passing out behind the wheel and waking up in the ER to find out he had skyrocketing blood sugar […]

A Diabetes Journey: Anthony’s Story

A Diabetes Journey: Anthony’s Story

MOM Patient Story: Anthony* (name changed for privacy) is a relatively new patient to the Mission of Mercy clinic located in North Phoenix Baptist Church. At his first visit in February of this year, Anthony presented with a remarkably high HgA1c of 14.4% and only weighed 130 lbs. MOM doctors immediately started Anthony on daily […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Elba Serrato Meza

Volunteer Spotlight: Elba Serrato Meza

Meet volunteer extraordinaire: Elba Serrato Meza Elba grew up in Mexico and moved to Arizona when she was 14. She found out about Mission of Mercy while attending an interpreter program offered by St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. “I knew firsthand the challenges of not speaking English and needing help,” Elba says. “I wanted […]

Taking Action to Combat Type 2 Diabetes

Taking Action to Combat Type 2 Diabetes

Taking Action to Combat Type 2 Diabetes Alarmingly, the rate of patients with Type 2 diabetes in Arizona has doubled over the past decade. Mission of Mercy (MOM) is at the front lines of this battle. Approximately 80% of the patients who visit our clinics have one or more chronic condition with the top 3 […]

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