A Burden Lifted Leads to More Focused Learning

Alatyana Sanchez’s family was struggling to make ends meet. She was attending Allendale-Fairfax High School in Fairfax, South Carolina, when she was referred to Healthy Learners. She did have Medicaid, but it was still difficult for her to get proper eye care. Healthy Learners transported her to vision appointments at provider partners for several years.

“Without the glasses I received, my school work would have been much harder to read, especially the text books,” said Alatyana.

She said Healthy Learners allowed her to focus on what she had to do as a student and not “will I be able to see the board? I wish I had glasses.” She is now a student at the University of South Carolina Salkehatchie and hopes to transfer to the main campus in Columbia to major in theater. “Healthy Learners took some of my burden and made it their own and I will forever be grateful for that,” she added.