Anchorage Project Access saves life of hairdresser through donated surgery
Updated: Nov. 30, 2022 at 2:54 PM AKST
Hairdresser Teresa Olorunlowo of Anchorage was dying of anemia. She needed a hysterectomy but what was holding her back wasn’t a lack of doctors or surgeons here in Anchorage. It was a lack of money. Even after a 30-year career, she still couldn’t afford health insurance. After a near-death experience while on a camping trip, she was preparing for the worst. The mother and grandmother had resigned herself to the notion that she couldn’t get the care she needed. But, thanks to her primary care doctor, Teresa was put in touch with Anchorage Project Access, a nonprofit that connects people in need of surgeries and dental care with doctors who will provide those services for free. She’s doing great today, thanks to Anchorage Project Access, and says she would not be here today if not for their generosity.
The Anchorage School District convened two committees of dozens of teachers to review secondary math and primary English instruction. The public is invited to offer feedback and input on the proposals, and learn more about the forthcoming changes during daytime hours tomorrow.
The drivers, monitors, and attendants at the picket line said safety is still their number one priority, citing the bus yard still lacks electricity, bus heaters often don’t work, public address systems are not installed, and required monthly safety meetings didn’t occur in December and January.