Reporting on Occupy Medical

By Duncan Moore

Reporting on Occupy Medical was one of the most rewarding stories I’ve covered to date, yet also the most challenging. It was a difficult place to work, building up trust was a major component of the process and I found myself going for hours at a time without being able to take a single picture. Considering the clinic was only a block from my house, I was taken aback by the diversity of people who sought treatment there. I talked to former convicts, drug addicts, patients who had gone off their meds, and ordinary people who were just down on their luck. While it made for a depressing scene at times, the determination of the volunteers and the gratitude of the patients always won out in the end.