Kansas City Street Medicine, taking medicine to the streets of the homeless of Kansas City.
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My story starts out with me getting hit by a car on my bike. I crushed my wrist on my left hand & I had surgery & it got real infected & they wanted to take my hand off. I would not let that happen, so I decided to try & make it better by keeping it clean & change bandages 2 times a day. Well it really didn’t work, the infection just kept on spreading through my body. Then one of the most amazing things in my life happened. The C.B.B group found the camp I was so called living in, more li…
Timmy and his wife live on the streets, a difficult place to keep a knife wound clean so it heals properly. It is also tough to heal without proper dressing supplies or antibiotics. He came into the Care Beyond the Boulevardsite, not expecting much beyond a warm meal. But, then he met KayKay who got his infected wound cleaned up, bandaged properly, and gave him antibiotics and extra dressings. When he left, he had a plan- keep the wound as clean as possible, take the antibiotics and follow-up …