"This is my second Bunionectomy. I am sitting in my private room at the clinic as I write this. Dr. Gimbel just stopped by to ask how I was feeling and to get any feedback I may have. He is such a kind, humble man that is genuinely interested in my experience at the clinic. Needless to say, the thought of having my bunions removed has nearly paralyzed me. Every one that I had ever spoken to expressed how painful it was and that you will never fully recover full mobility of your foot. In the end, removal was better than the alternative. I contacted the Arizona Research Center after I saw an advertisement on TV explaining that if I qualified I could possibly have the surgery done for free and possibly get paid for it, as well. It is an elective surgery through my insurance company and one that would have been difficult to afford. Timing was perfect. I had no idea how I was going to walk on these feet for another 5 years, let alone another 20 or 30. I'm only 51 and love hiking, working out and just simply walking the beach. Never having surgery before, I was a bit nervous about every aspect but I have found that every staff member that I have had contact with to be gifted with knowledge, kindness, understanding, empathy and compassion. My first surgery went so well I asked if I would be able to have my other foot done. I had to go through the screening a second time which is very simple. Don't get me wrong, it is painful, but the end result is certainly worth every bit of pain and as I am closing in on my last day at the clinic I found that the pain in either foot has not been close to what I thought it would be. The staff is truly incredible, certainly could not have done this without them. I have been blessed to be part of this study and I cannot Thank The Arizona Research Center and the Staff enough. Dr. Gimbel, Dr. Marshall, Dr. Heath, Anne, Kayla, Adriana, Susan, Nicole (Lauren LOL), Kara, Rachael(Pre-Op) Jackie, Estle, Racheal(Recruiting) Sara, Matthew and Tori, Thank You from the bottom of my heart and God Bless!!"