Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 3016 Jose and Ruperta Amaya, ages 82 and 79 respectively, have been married for 56 years. Jose is a retired farm worker who has lived in the United States for more than 33 years. Now his full-time job is keeping Ruperta healthy. She has advanced diabetes, and her wounds are so serious that the doctors will need to amputate her toe to prevent the infection from spreading. And he worries that’s just the beginning. “I’m scared the problem may be even worse,” he says. Then there’s the problem of paying for it. “We’ve paid $1,000 for medications for just three months. A visit to the doctor costs $150. I really don’t know how much the surgery costs. And I don’t know how I’m going to pay for it if I don’t have Medicare for her.” Fortunately, Puente’s health clinic has helped Ruperta stay current with her medications and check-ups. Puente also books her appointments at other medical centers, and helps her get to the appointments by arranging her bus rides. Puente is helping Jose apply for citizenship for himself and Ruperta so the couple can get Medicare. “It’s going to get harder, so it’s a lot of help to have a personal connection here,” he says. MEDICAL CRISIS BRINGS COUPLE TO PUENTE 90 residents visited the Pescadero Clinic operated by Coastside Clinic for a total of 223 appointments. 90 residentes visitaron la clínica de Pescadero operada por Coastside Clinic con un total de 223 citas.