This thread is to give written praise to people/pets/etc that have done something for you without getting anything in return. It seems to happen less and less. I hope your responses prove me wrong.
It was a selfless act that generated this idea for a thread. I haven't had insurance, since I lost my job Feb 2004. I needed to see a specialist about a condition the details of which I won't bore you. They told me the office visit would cost $55. I could handle that, but was worried about the cost of any treatment needed. The doctor examined me and when he mentioned a procedure to correct the problem, I asked him how much it would cost, explaining that I didn't have any insurance. He moved me to another room and did the procedure. I thought it was just a more thorough exam at the time and worried about the cost, when I found out the truth.
The doctor took my file out to his office people and told them to charge me for an office visit only and not for this treatment or any followups until I got insurance. He put a note in my file to that effect too. I couldn't stop the tears of gratitude from flowing especially when I was told that the first procedure costs $175 and followups $150. I never expected this and couldn't believe a doctor would be willing to do it.
The procedure worked well the first time and I saw even more improvement after the follow up appt. No one there treats me like a free loader. I still can't believe it happened.