For You Farmworker, I Walk!

Farmworkers, food packers
and workers providing a
service to the fields could
qualify for aid regardless of
their immigration status.

¡Por Ti Campesino, Yo Camino!

Trabajadores de campo,
empacadoras y que
proporcionan servicios a los
campos de cultivos, pueden
calificar para ayuda sin
importar su estatus migratorio.

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OUR MISSION

Founded in 2016, CSF Medical Non-Profit Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, provides aid to uninsured low-income individuals whom are in need of life changing medical surgical procedures. CSF’s mission is to improve the health of the medically disenfranchised by coordinating and providing access to high quality specialty care, surgical service and health awareness, at reduced or no-cost, with the support of the medical community in Kern County.  We aspire to comfort families through their health crisis and provide peace of mind associated with the burdens of dealing with high cost of medical expenses. CSF has committed itself to improving the health and well-being of not only residence of Bakersfield but individuals across California and the US.

THE REAL CHANGE IN OUR PATIENTS LIFE’S

  • I was at my medical appointment with Dr. Jan Mensik, reviewing issues I thought were simple. When Dr. Mensik completed reviewing all my symptoms he said, “we need to do a few things and we need to act fast, let’s move forward.” In a state of disbelief, for first thing that came to mind was, “I don’t have insurance, all I have is what cash I have in hand.” Dr. Mensik then said, “Well, there is a guy I want you to talk to and a place I want you to go visit.” He suggested CSF Surgery. I had never heard of you guys; CSF was not even in my sight. Dr. Mensik made a call to Dr. Enriquez about my case. Next thing I know, Dr. Enriquez agreed to see me, and on a day that he normally doesn’t see new patients; that caught my attention. I went to my appointment with CSF and they broke it down to where we are at and what we needed to do. I was clear in our plan and what I needed to do with my finances to make this happen. How fast we moved from there on, was dedicated primarily on me and how quickly I could get all my stuff in order. I started researching costs for a colon-resection surgery, I was looking at a minimal of $150,000.00 for that surgery. That was a substantial cost and I would have had to sell off almost everything I own. With CSF, the cost was less than ten percent of that. Nobody believed me, I told my brothers about CSF and their comments were: “There is no way that could possibly be true. I hope you didn’t spend any money because it has to be a scam.” Then my brothers came in and met with you, they came back to me and said, “this is amazing, this is unbelievable.” From then on, the process was rather quick, and my surgery was scheduled. In no time, I was up and around moving and grubbing, setting my mind towards doing great things; with the confidence that everything is going to be just fine. I’m unbelievably pleased with the service I received. The nurses at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital were phenomenal, unbelievable individuality and support to each patient. Now I’m just looking forward to meeting the oncologist and taking the next step. I’m prepared for the battle, and I don’t think I would have been able to if it wasn’t for you guys. I don’t think many people have heard about you, and that is the saddest part of this whole situation. Best choice I ever made was walking through your doors. I think that the best has shown itself, and I can’t emphasize it enough how many people should be walking through your doors because I found people that I didn’t realize still exist: caring, honorable and of true character. A willingness to do something exceptional for your fellow man, that is what I found here at CSF. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate it and Dr. Enriquez, I was blessed to meet a very high-quality individual like him. Thank you for all you did, it’s greatly appreciated, and it gave me enough confidence to move forward and prepare for the fight. This was a humbling experience, knowing Dr. Enriquez, CSF and the people that I have met; what a blessing. As someone with no insurance and in need of a surgery, CSF was my solution. The amazing things you guys bring to the table was unheard of. The old proverb, “if it is too good to be true, it must not be true,” doesn’t apply to CSF; it was too good to be true and it was very true, to a degree that you can’t even describe.
  • My name is Laura Torres, I am 46 years old. I have diabetes and for ten years I been struggling with cataracts in both my eyes, all because I do not have money or medical insurance to get treatment. I want to move forwards and work hard because for me the most important thing is my children. I want to be healthy to help them with their studies. One day I found out about CSF through a nurse from Clinica Sierra Vista and thanks to her I found CSF Foundation and I am very grateful because I was very afraid of completely losing my sight. I was very afraid of being blind and being unable to continue working. Until one day I decided to apply to CSF Foundation and after some time they called me to inform me I qualified for financial aid. I remember I was at work and I shouted with excitement and my colleagues asked me, “what happened? What happened?” And I told them that I would have my surgery soon and that I would be able to see better soon. Now I am healthy, I feel very well, I want to thank everyone who made possible my dream of having my surgery. Thanks to Clinica Sierra Vista for telling me about CSF Foundation. Thanks to God now I can see even more! Thanks to all the donors, since without them, I could not have had my surgery. Thank you all very much, God bless you. And keep helping!
  • My name is Rosa Maria Rico. I am a housewife and I take care of my grandchildren. I came to CSF Foundation because I had a hernia for a long time. It affected me a lot physically, growing every day more and more. I was embarrassed because my body looked deformed. I found out about CSF Foundation on the radio and since I do not have medical insurance, I was encouraged to call them. I knew they help people without health insurance. I applied to CSF Foundation, they helped me pay for my surgery by almost 50% and that gave me a lot of comfort and joy. I felt I was closer to solving the problem that I have been facing for years. Thanks to God and to CSF Foundation Dr. Enriquez could perform my surgery and, everything went very well. The staff of nurses at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital was always very kind to me. CSF Foundation always treated me well, they made me feel they were taking care of me and protecting me. I want to thank all those people who donate because without their help I would not have been able to have my surgery. Thank you!
  • My name is Carmen Murgia and I am 47 years old, I had gone to my doctor because I had periods that lasted up to 3 months with bleeding. I felt very weak and I was anemic. My doctor did an ultrasound and found that I had several cysts in the ovaries and my womb was very large, we did not have time to find out if the tumors were benign or malignant, the doctor told me that I urgently needed surgery and that was when I called CSF Foundation. The process was very fast since the doctor told me I needed surgery, I was very scared but I had the support of my family at all times and that of CSF. When I called them I felt very confident, from the first call until I made my appointment they treated me very well! I had found out elsewhere and the price of my surgery was $ 40,000 !! If I had not contacted CSF, I do not know what I would have done. My gynecologist, Dr. Sharma, always made me feel very calm and with the assurance that everything was going to be all right, he and his team were very kind. They operated on me in the Memorial Hospital and there they treated me very well !!! I highly recommend CSF, I can not believe that I am already well and that I am recovering from anemia. I feel very good! Thanks CSF Foundation for existing, they helped me to know that they have helped a lot of people and that it would be of us if this foundation did not exist.
  • My name is Maria Jimenez, I had a tumor the size of a bowling ball; very very big. Dr. Enriquez removed the large tumor, the fluid inside of the tumor and still found 3 more tumors and removed them. Now that I already had my surgery, I feel very well, I feel light, my skin is different. I can walk again and feel very excited. From the first moment I met all the staff of CSF Foundation they have been very nice to me. When they told me to come for an appointment, for me it was remarkable, I felt I had hope. I want to tell everybody to trust and believe in CSF Foundation because they will give you an opportunity to get help and they will listen to you. Thank you, may God bless CSF Foundation. My life has changed, and I know they will change many more lives. The CSF Foundation support gave me my life back, my joy, a reason to keep going, to play with my children again and it also helped me to have a healthy marriage.
  • I had many bleeds, very strong pains in the abdomen, swelling, to the point of not being able to wear pants stuck by the burning I felt, apart from having a hernia so I needed two surgeries. Emotionally and emotionally I felt devastated, you can not lead a normal life. The last two years I was frustrated and depressed, I felt that everything was against me and nothing worked for me. They educated me to get ahead and work but with this problem I could not, I was weak and anemic. I cleaned houses my work was heavy and I could not continue, so apart from everything I affect my economy, now I had to duck my head and ask for help was very hard !. Then I thought I needed to operate to continue my life! ... I listened to CSF ​​and I called them I got the appointment and the cost of the surgery, I started doing Cheescakes, to sell door to door, on Facebook, they all said they were rich !, and I worked! ... I gathered for my surgery about 2000 U $ D. I also made centerpieces, invitations, etc., I opened a page of donations. Then the Foundation of Surgery Without Borders I completed the money that was missing !. Doctors of Surgery Without Borders are very different, they are people who look at you, they make you feel loved without being anything of them. Thanks CSF! Now I am ready to continue.
  • I always knew, that CSF, was the best option! My name is Zulma Quintero, I am 31 years old, I live in Lodi, Ca. I know about the program through a friend, when I call CSF I felt confident because they give very good service, all the advisors who answer the phone are very kind. I had been having health problems with my womb, often I was having very heavy and painful periods and they were increasing every time, it was also accompanied by very strong pains in my head, back and legs, all of the above came to a point that when My period arrived, I could not stand up, I fainted from the pressure in my stomach and the pain in my legs. My primary doctor did not find anything abnormal, the Papanicolaou gave me negative, until I asked for a sonogram, and it was positive that I had too large a tumor in my womb, this was in December of last year, they did not give me a price of surgery, they told me to think about it if I wanted to have more children, they gave me a year to think about it and when I decided, I would call them to give me a surgery budget and send me a specialist. As time passed I felt worse, I did not look elsewhere, I always knew, that Surgery Without Borders was the best option. Dr. Sharma was the gynecologist who removed my tumor matrix, I operated in Bakersfield at Memorial Hospital, all his staff treated me very well. I loved being a patient of Dr. Sharma, he was very kind, a doctor with a lot of experience. I want to thank him and his entire team are very friendly and professional. I recommend to women that when they feel that something is not right in their body, that they seek help, that health comes first, that Surgery Without Borders is a very economical and safe option. I recommend 100%.
  • I started in May of last year with nausea, dizziness, sleepiness and I did not know why. Later they said because I had anemia because of the blood I was losing and the bleeding was due to tumors and cysts that I have in the womb and in the ovaries. I had to come from work because it filled me with blood, so I decided to stop working. Afterwards, I was very pleased when they told me that the CSF Foundation was going to support me to pay part of my surgery. I thought they were not going to help me because of the crisis, but they helped me and it made me very happy. Now that I have had my surgery, my pain is gone and thanks to God I am already recovering and even the anemia is gone. I'm going to be healthy I thank Dr. Sharma and everyone at Surgery Without Borders and its foundation, they all behaved excellently to me. I advise all those people who are not afraid to ask for help, you can also help them as they helped me.
  • I had a little ball on my shoulder and I had a lot of blood because years ago I had a catheter that did not heal and that's why I bled. The doctor told me then, that he was undergoing surgery to remove that strange object and make sure it was not bad. I heard from CSF on television. And I went there to present my case and they told me that they would call me in a week, a week they talked to me to tell me that the foundation had approved my case and that they were going to cover all the expenses of the surgery. I was not going to have to pay anything! Dr. Enríquez saw me the first time and I felt very comfortable. I really do not have words to thank the CSF Foundation for their help. They are very attentive they always talked to me to see how I felt before and after my surgery. I invite you to help and support the foundation so that they continue to help people like me. Do not be afraid to ask for help. Thanks also to Dr. Jorge Enríquez, his personality is incredible, he was always very kind to me. It shows that he does it to help people and not for money like other doctors.
  • I am Blanca Murillo ... they made the dream of my surgery come true !. I felt excitement that at last the pains were going away, I heard about the CSF Foundation on the radio, when I called and they told me that the cost would be reduced, I was excited and I felt very excited, then they told me that the foundation could help me I paid part or the total and I felt very excited. I had a very large hernia, many years ago I started with the pain but in the last 3 years the pain increased a lot, I was in emergencies but, they only got me into what the pain was, and that was it. Dr. Jorge Enríquez was the one who operated on me, he treated me very well and the surgery was a success. My surgery was performed in the surgical center of San Joaquin Hospital and the treatment and care was excellent. Many thanks to CSF Medical Foundation that helped me with part of the money that I was missing, they made my dream come true, they operated on me and they took away my pain. Blanca Murillo
  • My name is Fabiola Hernandez. I learned about CSF Surgery on the radio, through the magazines and by a friend who was also a patient of CSF. I looked for help for months because of my legal status I could not qualify for MediCal or medical insurance. My surgery was very expensive, and I didn't have the means to pay for it. I came to CSF Surgery and they gave me a quick response. They helped me with more than half of the cost.With CSF Surgery I paid very little for the surgery. My surgery was at Memorial Hospital. The doctor who operated on me is Dr. Sharma. The first time I met Dr. Sharma I told him my story, of how I had been looking for help for months and he told me since the first consultation "don't worry anymore, here I'm going to help you." He was very kind, made me feel confident, and that everything would be fine. Another doctor who had previously seen my case told me that, even if I had medical insurance, he was not going to operate me because I am obese, and he was not going to risk me not resisting the anesthesia. I told Dr. Sharma about that and unlike the other doctor, he made me feel calm, that everything was going to be fine and that I had arrived at the right place.After the appointment with Dr. Sharma, I went back to CSF Surgery to get the estimated cost of my surgery, and it was not much compared to the previous costs other places had given me. If we compare with other doctors and hospitals the cost, they gave me in CSF Surgery was a minimal part of what the surgery would have cost me. But within my means, I still couldn't afford it. That’s when I decided to apply to the CSF Medical Non-Profit Foundation, and they helped me with most of the expenses.The process of applying to the CSF Medical Non-Profit Foundation was very easy for me. I just filled out the papers and explained my situation, it was quick and easy. When they called me to let me know that I had been approved to receive help from the foundation I felt great relief and great joy. I am a mother, I have a daughter and she and I were suffering from not being able to afford the surgery, knowing that I was going to be helped was a great relief, I felt like I could breathe again. It felt like a lot of help was given to me.I thank Dr. Sharma for having the vocation of helping people, always smiling and making patients feel that there are still good doctors at heart that care for the patents. Thank you for helping me, and I hope the doctor continues to help others because there are many of us who need him. At Memorial Hospital they treated me wonderfully. They never asked me for any type of medical insurance or about my legal status, they knew everything about my case and treated me like they would any patient. They treated me wonderfully the two days I was in the hospital. They were super attentive to me, they even called me later to see how I was doing. In truth, CSF Surgery has my respects. They are of much help, my personal commitment now is that whenever I can, I will give a small donation. There are too many people who do not have MediCal, medical insurance, or anything and in CSF Surgery they do help us, so if we can help, we must help.Now that the surgery is over, thank God, I feel very good. The two times I've been to my checkups everything has been fine, and now I can do things that I couldn't do before. To begin, I have not taken pain medicine for four weeks. I always had to carry my bottle of pills because I would suddenly feel the pain and had to take them, and having no pain is a big difference. I can already sleep at night, before while asleep my left side will go all numb and I had to quickly sit down and walk until I the sensation had passed a little and then take the medicine again. Now I sleep very well at night. My emotional state has improved, my daughter says that I smiled again. I am normal again before I was stressed, worried, and sometimes I was even in a bad mood, but it was all because of the pain and how bad I felt.The illness affected me a lot at work, sometimes the pain was so strong I had to go home. The good thing is that I have good bosses, they understood me and told me that my health was first. I could hardly work an eight-hour shift because I couldn't walk much. Now that I’m back to work, everyone asks me “Are you sure you can work? Don't you get tired?” And I say to them: “Well, yes, because I spend two months not working or maybe even longer, but there I go, little by little.” I am and feel much better than before, especially because I don’t have to take the medicine even though I been working.I want to thank CSF Medial Non-Profit Foundation, thanks for the help and thanks for all the efforts you make. For getting sponsors and donations. I hope it always stays that way. And to the people who are seeing this testimony, whenever you can, let's donate to foundations such as the CSF Medical Non-Profit Foundation because they really help a lot. With a little bit of help, if everyone contributes a bit, many can be helped.
  • I work in the field, we trill the grapes, we pick them all the season. One day my period approached for a whole month, it came and went. I worried and went to see the doctor, she sent me for exams, ultrasound, biopsy and she told me that it was a tumor in the womb that had to be burned. He told me, think about it! When I returned another doctor told me it was too big that I had surgery to remove the matrix and since I do not have health insurance I started looking for help. My problem is fibromyalgia and they are constant pain and disorders, even having relationships with my husband is uncomfortable, it hurts me a lot and that is difficult for me. I tell my husband that I can not and I do not want to make him feel bad and he tries to understand me but it gives me feeling. A co-worker told me about CSF, after they told me that the CSF Foundation encouraged me to help pay part of the cost of my surgery and I was very happy because it is a hope to get out of the serious problem that I have. Now I am ready for my surgery. I surrender myself to God's hands and forward. After surgery ... I really do not have words I feel as if you belong to my family. The doctor told me that everything is fine and that I will slowly recover. Thank God if I feel very well. Many thanks to CSF ​​Foundation, to the doctors to all the staff. Now if I feel excellent
  • Jerome Pavone
  • Laura Torres
  • Rosa Maria Rico
  • Carmen Mungia
  • Maria Jimenez
  • Rosa Manriquez
  • Zulma Quintero
  • Teresa Vega
  • Carlos Villa
  • Blanco Murillo
  • Fabiola Hernandez
  • Rosa M. Castillo
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CSF Surgery advocates for uninsured patients by reducing the cost of medical procedures.

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