Patients and volunteers often do a double take because of two TCU nursing students who are regular volunteers at the clinic. Ellie and Emily Sullivan brighten the hallways and rooms of the clinic with their infectious smiles and compassionate hearts. The ministry of Mercy Clinic was introduced to them by their grandparents who had seen the clinic sign during a visit to church. Knowing their granddaughters were freshmen nursing majors and fluent in Spanish led to a quick connection. For Emily and Ellie, the ministry combines 3 of their passions: Spanish, medicine, and Jesus. Emily particularly appreciates the opportunity to pray with patients. Both enjoy the freedom to observe patient care and using their nursing skills; and the wonderful balance between treating the patient and teaching moments. Emily and Ellie have invited their fellow nursing students to volunteer as well. Rachel Farrow and Mallory Dean are TCU nursing
students who loves the cooperative spirit and the caring volunteers that also serve at Mercy Clinic.
Mercy Clinic Earns $5,000 Grant from AAFP
The Mercy Clinic has received a $5,000 Family Medicine Cares USA grant from American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation. The funds will be used towards the purchase of an ultrasound machine for the clinic. We are truly grateful for this grant that helps us to better provide for the medical needs of adults in our area.
Mercy Clinic is one of many free health clinics nationwide that will benefit from grants provided by a signature program of the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation called Family Medicine Cares USA.
The AAFP Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the American Academy of Family Physicians whose mission is to advance the values of Family Medicine by promoting humanitarian, educational and scientific initiatives that improve the health of all people.