When Kirklin Clinic shut down, the news was too good to ignore
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Kirklin clinic shut down due to lack of donations, but its owner was so proud of his new clinic that he decided to open a second clinic in his home town.
It was just the latest of many to open in his town in recent years, and his enthusiasm for the clinic’s opening is clear.
“We wanted to make a new home for this community,” Kirklin owner Ryan Kirklin told KGW, explaining the reasoning behind opening his clinic in Kirklin.
“I wanted to do something that was unique, something that would be a place that could inspire people in this community to come in and work, and that they wouldn’t have to make the journey to the nearest clinic, or to the county.”
“It just felt right to open our own clinic here,” Kirklen added.
“It’s not the same as having an established medical center, but it feels like it’s my community.
I feel like I’m just getting started here.”
The new clinic has opened, and Kirklin is now able to expand his operations, including opening a new surgery room, and providing medical supplies to local businesses.
His enthusiasm for opening the clinic is evident in the opening video that was filmed during the opening of the clinic, where he talks about his family’s roots and his desire to help people.
“My dad passed away when I was a young kid, and my mom, who I have the utmost respect for, she was kind of a pioneer in our community.
So we were just sort of raised in a very similar way, we had a similar upbringing,” he explained.
Kirklin says he has always had a special connection to his community.
“The first clinic I ever did, it was in a town that’s like this town in Alabama, which is basically in Alabama and then I went down there and did some surgeries, and then it’s like, ‘Oh yeah, this is my town.’
And then it became a real community, so I wanted to have my own clinic.”
He explained that the first thing that he did after opening the second clinic was donate to his first one.
“For the second one, I just said, ‘I don’t need any money, I need to start my own business,'” Kirklin explained.
“And I went and did it.
I’ve been doing this for like three or four years now, and I’m still going.”
It’s not just his own business, either.
He has a strong social media presence, and has also helped to raise money for local charities.
Kirklen is not only passionate about helping people, he’s also proud to be a part of the community.
He said that in the beginning, he was reluctant to give away much of his time.
“But then I started getting so much support from people, and now I just can’t take that back,” he said.
“This is my community, and if I can help this community, I’m all for it.
It just feels right.”
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