Susan retired at age 64, prior to being eligible for Medicare and had no other insurance. She heard about Hope House from a friend, and came to the clinic with several issues—rashes, high blood pressure, a facial lesion. Hope House provided a safety net for her, obtaining needed lab and radiology services as well as a referral to dermatology. Through this process it was recognized that Susan had cancerous lesions in her lungs as well as colon abnormalities. She applied for her Medicare and since she was within 30 days of eligibility, she was able to continue with her treatment through a cancer center in Grand Rapids.