200 Prince William Kids Receive Free Physicals from NextCare Urgent Care | Families
Two hundred Prince William County children who can benefit most from “Free and Reduced Services” will receive free health physicals from NextCare Urgent Care so they can enter school and participate in sports when school begins in August.
The donation came about when Victory Christian Ministries International of Woodbridge, on behalf of Pastors Tony and Cynthia Brazelton, contacted Donald Shepherd, the clinic manager for the NextCare center on Milstead Way in Woodbridge, to inquire about physicals for some local children. Together with other non-profit organizations and social service agencies, 200 children were identified to receive these vouchers.
At a special presentation on June 21 at Victory Christian Ministries, the vouchers were presented by NextCare clinic managers Gigi Wilson, Sonya Herndon and Donald Shepherd to Pastors Tony and Cynthia Brazelton. “We are blessed that this company would open their hearts to assist children in need,” Cynthia Brazelton remarked.
When Shepherd mentioned the idea to the owner of the Frosty Moose ice cream shop next door to the NextCare on Milstead Way, they wanted to get involved too. Now each child who received a voucher will receive a free ice cream treat when they go to the NextCare in Woodbridge for their free physical.
“I did not realize that here in Prince William County, we had so many children in need,” Shepherd said. “When I brought this up to our executives, there was never any hesitation or question that this needed to be done. It was more a feeling that we needed to give back. I’m proud to be part of an organization that provides for the local community.”