Thousands attend free medical event at Cobo Center


>>Karen: THE NEED IS THERE, THOUSANDS LINE UP FOR A CHANCE TO GET FREE MEDICAL CARE. WE TOLD YOU YESTERDAY, ORGANIZERS WERE EXPECTING IT AND IT HAPPENED.>>Devin: IT IS THE LARGEST FREE MEDICAL AND DENTAL FREE CLINIC THEY’VE EVER SEEN. IT’S FREE HELP TO ANYONE FOR ALMOST ANYTHING. NICK MONACELLI WAS THERE.>>Nick: GOOD EVENING, THINGS ARE WRAPPING UP HERE AT COBO. THEY HAVE TWO MORE DAYS LEFT. THIS IS JUST THE DENTAL SECTION IN HERE. THERE ARE MANY, MANY MORE. THIS IS THE MOST POPULAR ONE BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT MOST PEOPLE NEED. I CAN GUARANTEE YOU, ALL THE THINGS THEY’RE OFFERING, YOU PROBABLY WOULDN’T THINK THEY WOULD GIVE OUT.>>THIS IS REALLY NICE!>>Nick: IT IS NOT VERY OFTEN YOU’LL SEE A GROUP PEOPLE STANDING IN LINE FOR HOURS ON END AND THEY’RE HAPPY TO BE THERE.>>A LOT OF PEOPLE CAN’T AFFORD DENTAL INSURANCE, PERIOD.>>Nick: AND THE LINE THAT FORMED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT PROVED THAT. THE NEED FOR FREE MEDICAL, DENTAL, AND VISION CARE IS GREAT.>>WHAT’S WRONG WITH YOUR TEETH?>>THEY WILL NOT FALL OUT THEMSELVES.>>Nick: NORMALLY DRAGGING HER OUT OF BED EARLY IS LIKE PULLING TEETH, BUT FOR SOME REASON NOT WHEN SHE NEEDS TEETH ACTUALLY PULLED OUT. HER MOM AND BROTHER WERE HERE BY 5:30 A.M.>>SHE NEEDS DENTAL WORK, OVER $1,000 RIGHT NOW. SO BEING SELF-EMPLOYED, IT’S NOT SOMETHING WE CAN AFFOR>>Nick: INSIDE THE MOTOR CITY MEDICAL MISSION, VOLUNTEERS AND PATIEN FILL COBO HALL.>>I WANT TO MAKE SURE THERE ARE NO VISION ISSUES.>>Nick: T PROCESS WAS SIMPLE AND OTHER THINGSOFFERED.>>FREE LEGAL CONSULTATIONS AND CLOTHING, MASSAGES, HAIRCUTS. WE HAVE A LOT OF SURPRISES FOR EVERYONE. WE’RE GONNA TAKE VERY GOOD CARE OF OUR DETROIT RESIDENTS.>>Nick: HECK, THEY CAN EVEN MAKE CROWNS ON THE SPOT. AND DESPITE THE FREE ROAMING FEROCIOUS TIGERS, MANY CAME THANKFUL FOR THE HELP.>>IT MAKES YOU FEEL HELPLESS, BUT GOOD TO SEE THAT DOCTORS, NURSES, AND DENTISTS WANT TO HELP WITH THINGS LIKE THAT.>>Nick: NICK MONACELLI, LOCAL 4.>>Devin: THE MOTOR CITY MEDICAL MISSION IS TOMORROW FROM 8 A.M.

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