Joey Loth knew she couldn’t ignore her symptoms any longer. She had been waiting to sign up for coverage through the Affordable Care Act, but after searching her symptoms on line, she knew she couldn’t wait.
She pulled into the OneWorld clinic on 120th and L and was greeted by operations specialist Rosemary Miranda, who got her in to see Dr. Katie Sagrero, O.D. When Joey left, her diagnosis was devastating: stage 3 colon cancer.
A week later, she returned to OneWorld to get help with the overwhelming torrent of procedures and bills. Rosemary quickly swung into action and connected Joey to the resources she would need to make it through her treatment and recovery.
Joey is currently being treated at Methodist through the Hope Medical Outreach Coalition, a group of Omaha physicians who donate their time and services to people who need it.
“Everyone has been so incredible,” said Joey. “OneWorld checks on me all the time. I don’t know what I would do without them!” she said.
“With everything that’s happened in the last 5 years in this country, a lot of people have lost their health care,” Joey explained. “They don’t realize that OneWorld is there to help them.”
Joey has finished her first round of chemotherapy and radiation and will undergo surgery shortly. Then she’ll have another four to six months of chemo after that. Despite her challenges, Joey is amazingly upbeat. “I’m at peace with my diagnosis and my prognosis is good. I’m very lucky to have found OneWorld and I’m incredibly grateful.”