She ‘fought like hell’ to change health care in Appalachia. At 90, she’s still fighting.

By Bill Estep

January 03, 2018 02:35 PM

UPDATED January 03, 2018 07:02 PM


Eula Hall got home from her son’s baseball game one night in 1982 just in time to see a big piece of her life’s work go up in flames.

Hall had scratched to help create and sustain the Mud Creek Clinic in a rural part of Floyd County so people could receive health care, even if they couldn’t pay, and it was burning to ash.

Hall wept that night, but she rallied clinic employees and volunteers the next morning to get back in business. She pushed the telephone company to install a phone on a willow tree next to the rubble of the clinic, and staffers scrounged for supplies at convenience stores.

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Posted: January 4, 2018