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Man pays it forward after Colorado Springs clinic helps family with medical supplies

A man living in Colorado Springs is now giving back to a place that helped his wife and family.

Mission Medical Center helped Joshua Scott's family with getting medical supplies, now he's paying it forward by becoming a volunteer.

"I call them our guardian angels, they're our angels," he said.

Getting to that point has been a journey. Scott shared photos of his family, including his wife, Amber, and their three sons. Every photo shows big smiles on their faces, but it hasn't always been this way.

"She used to weigh over 300 pounds, had gastric bypass hoping that will help. It strained too much of her body fat, and she's been down to as low as 84 pounds, getting back up there just over 100 pounds now," Scott said.

Scott says there was a point in time when his family was struggling.

"My wife has a feeding tube, the medical supplies to keep up with that can really start to pile up the costs can really pile up," he said.

Unable to pay for medical supplies needed after Amber got sick, he reached out to social media.

"There's a Facebook page called Colorado Springs neighbors helping neighbors, and I just put it out there that we were struggling to get supplies and somebody mentioned the Mission Medical Clinic," he said.

That's why when you ask him why he volunteers at Medical Mission, his motivation is clear.

"Now I'm here every Tuesday praying for people, taking requests, walking around, seeing whatever I can do to help out," he said.

Medical Mission Center helps families just like Scott's every day. It's a free health care center providing primary care, dental and vision services to low-income, uninsured and under-served families.

"Really we try to be a one-stop shop for our patients and make it as patient friendly as possible," said Barb Cronin, executive director at the mission.

As a non-profit, all their supplies are donations, many employees are volunteers. If you'd like information on how you can get involved, visit their website here.

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Alexis Dominguez

Alexis is a reporter for KRDO and Telemundo Surco.