Eli has been volunteering at Mercy Clinic for 2 years and works as an interpreter in our dental services. This area relies on great teamwork and Eli has become an integral part of the dental team. Armed with a great sense of humor, he has the gift of helping patients with their anxiety during their dental visits. The dentists and dental assistants who call him friend regard his service as a gift to them as well!
Eli came to us after his ability to work at his job at Bell Helicopter changed and he was looking for a way to give back to the community. He views all of his experiences at the clinic as special moments because of the opportunity to help others. Eli was born in Mexico, became a naturalized citizen of the US when he was 8 years old, and has lived in Fort Worth since that time. He is married with three adult sons. Be on the lookout for someone who looks like Eli- he has a twin brother!
We are incredibly grateful for Eli’s dedication and service to the 76110 community. If you have any questions about volunteering, you can find out more at mercy-clinic.org/volunteers, or just ask Eli!