2015 International Human Rights Day Award

On December 10th, the Eugene Human Rights Commission awarded Occupy Medical for our commitment to the human right to health care!

The volunteers of Occupy Medical would like to give a huge thank you to our supporters who have helped us thrive throughout the years. Because of you, we have grown so quickly! Next step: brick and mortar?

It has been an incredible honor to serve our community and will continue to fight for universal health care for all.

In solidarity!

Sea Willow Herbs

Happy holidays one and all!

We at Occupy Medical received a surprise in the mail from a tiny herbal company on the East Cast. The owner was impressed with our work of bringing integrated healthcare to our community. She feels this is an honorable and far sighted project. She donated a good sized bag of muscle rub balms and a bunch of warming pine oil. She and I had a conversation about the pain that we treat at OM. It seemed clear that soothing topicals were important for the patients we serve.

Please join us in thanking the good people of Sea Willow Herbs for caring enough to send a box of their handcrafted natural medicine all the way from the East Coast to Eugene, Oregon. If you are interested in how they make their medicine, please click on the link below. This is their blog which includes basic instructions on making infused medicinal oil. Healthcare for All!
http://seawillowherbs.blogspot.com

The Gift

We get a lot of wonderful donations at Occupy Medical. We are moved to see how much love and support this community shares with those in need. When this particular donation came through the door, it struck us for its innovation, generosity and clear thoughtfulness. All of the items when new or newly made. They covered a wide spectrum of needs.
I knew that one of the donors had experienced homelessness as a youth. It occured to us that this meant that these were items selected through hard wrought compassion. The donors were all currently housed but hardly what could be called wealthy. It was a gift of the heart indeed. The donors gave us names that they felt comfortable posting on our site but were not looking for further recognition. We want to thankĀ  Mr E Mann, Christie and Mary for their generosity and inspiration. Below is a list of the items they donated.
Blessings to all!

Hats (some were handmade, some store bought)
Sterno containers
Water bottles
Toothbrushes
Gloves
Combs
Razors
Deodorant
Dental floss packets
Soap
Flashlights
Perfume
Hair ties
Cologne
Batteries
Garbage bags
Tissues
Socks for both women and men