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When There’s No Doctor Nearby, Volunteers Help Rural Patients Manage Chronic Illness
National Public Radio

Gary and Celeste Havener live 40 miles outside of Laramie in southeast Wyoming. They spend a lot of their time growing vegetables and riding horses across the prairie.

A few weeks ago, Celeste fell off her horse.

“[I] had a very ungraceful dismount and tweaked my knee pretty good,” Celeste says. Afterwards, she lay on the ground for a while, trying to figure out how hurt she was. But she was also wondering if a visit to the closest doctor in Laramie was worth it. “After it didn’t get better, I did go to town,” she says.