Man Given Months to Live With Cancer Diagnosis Survives and Donates Awesome Painting to Primary Care & Hope Clinic in Murfreesboro

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Pictured: Lisa Terry, CEO, John Smith, Sr. and his son John Smith

The Primary Care & Hope Clinic has received a custom oil painting of the clinic from Murfreesboro artist John Smith. Smith created the piece, titled “Pillars of Hope”, and donated it to the clinic in gratitude for the care his father has received as a clinic patient.

“I am amazed at the love that is given to folks who have virtually nothing, in terms of health care,” said Smith.   “There’s no way that I will be able to thank them enough for the care that they gave my father.  They saved his life.  My donation of the painting is just my attempt to scratch the surface.”

Several years ago, Smith brought his father, who was uninsured, to the Primary Care & Hope Clinic after he had been sick for some time.  His father was subsequently diagnosed with lung cancer and given only months to live.   The Primary Care & Hope Clinic coordinated affordable care for him so he could receive cancer treatment.  Today, his cancer is in remission.  “In a very real sense, had it not been for the kindness and caring of the folks here at the Primary Care & Hope Clinic, my cancer might not be in remission. I am supremely grateful for them,” said John Smith, Sr.  


“We are very grateful for such a meaningful and inspirational gift,” states Lisa Terry, Primary Care & Hope Clinic CEO.  “This piece of art is a beautiful reflection of our mission of Hope and Healing for All.” 

About the Primary Care & Hope Clinic:


The Primary Care & Hope Clinic is a not-for-profit, Federally Qualified Health Center serving medically uninsured, underserved, Medicare and TennCare families in Rutherford and surrounding counties for over twenty-one years.    In addition to primary health care, the health center offers on-site x-ray and lab testing, behavioral health counseling, and prescription assistance.  The health center accepts TennCare, Medicare, most insurance plans, and provides care to uninsured patients on a sliding fee scale based on income and family size.  Call 615-893-9390 to schedule an appointment or go to to learn more.

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