So long as a spark remains, a fire can start.
At 80 years old, when most people sit back to watch the world go by, Dr. Henry Wayne Poore and his wife Nina stood up and organized Flagstaff’s first wholly free Medical Clinic. The opening of the clinic in 2011 culminated a life of service and community—one that touched the lives of thousands of Arizonans and took him and Nina to Kenya, Honduras, Alaska, Mexico, the Navajo Nation, and the shattered aftermath of Katrina.
Some people derive joy from their work. Henry Wayne Poore did more than that—he wove joy into his work every day. For thousands of patients and hundreds of friends, a visit with Dr. Poore included humor, music, or stories. He healed bodies and uplifted souls.
The spark is not extinguished. It is merely passed on—to you. We hope you will continue Dr. Poore’s efforts to deliver the care that’s needed, woven with the joys life requires.