Learn to Handle Asthma

Cat fur, changing weather, cigarette smoke or even running up a flight of steps can be bad for your health if you suffer from asthma. Many things can trigger asthma, causing the airways in your lungs to become narrow and inflamed.  It pays to know your triggers, says Physician’s Assistant  Jason Brackins of Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic. Asthma attacks can vary from mild or deadly.  Asthma may run in your family. You may be susceptible to triggers such as pollen, dust mites, furry...
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Lions offer second opportunity for eye exams and glasses for fire victims

People displaced by the Sevier County wildfires at the end of November have another opportunity for a free eye exam and free eyeglasses, thanks to Smoky Mountain Lions Charities.  Because of the extraordinary amount of interest during a similar event held January 28, 2017 at the Boyd’s Bear facility in Pigeon Forge, organizers have decided to repeat the process.  Fire victims that responded to the January clinic were the recipients of 63 eye exams and 59 pairs of glasses. The charities’ m...
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More than 160 Benefit from Free Physical Exams

Many of the 161 people who received thorough health check-ups last week at Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic had lost homes and jobs in the November wildfires. Clinic staff members are doing everything they can to help fire victims with no health insurance get back on an even keel, providing free medical care and free medications whenever possible. In the meantime, we at the Clinic have maintained our routine of serving the 22,000 people on our active roll whenever the need arises. The ph...
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Titanic Black Tie Gala, 2017

On July 15, 2017, The Titanic Museum Attraction will host Mountain Hope's first ever Black Tie Gala at Sea. The night promises to be packed with fun and adventure, staying true to its Roaring 20s theme. Guests will enjoy a night of wonderful music and a great dinner before the event culminates in a campaign toast on the Grand Staircase at the end of the evening.  Guests will also have the opportunity to bid on a handful of unique auction items. Only 100 tickets are available for this exclusive e...
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Mercedes-Benz of Knoxville donates to Clinic

Fire victims with no health insurance will benefit from a $3,200 donation that Mercedes-Benz of Knoxville has made to Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic. Mercedes-Benz of Knoxville donated $100 for every Mercedes vehicle sold on Friday, Dec. 16, said Carrie Dugan, Company Spokesperson for the locally owned dealership.  The Mercedes dealership also sold "Smoky Mountain Strong" T-shirts for $15. The two fundraising activities netted $3,200, and Dugan presented a check for that amount to Mary Va...
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Free Eye Exam and Glasses Available for Fire Victims

Update: Due to inclement weather, the Lions Charity Vision Clinic for displaced fire victims scheduled for today (1.7.17) at Boyd's Bears in Pigeon Forge has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule in the near future. People displaced by the Sevier County wildfires at the end of November can get a free eye exam and free eyeglasses, thanks to Smoky Mountain Lions Charities. The charities' mobile vision lab will be set up on Saturday, Jan. 7 at the former Boyds Bear building in Pigeon Forge, w...
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A Letter From Mountain Hope

*Please note that we can no longer accept donated medications. December 2, 2016 Dear Friend of Mountain Hope, This morning, I am sitting at my kitchen table, completely overwhelmed.  The last 72 hours have brought death and destruction to the community I love, but they have also brought wave after wave of generosity and grace and hope—these things come in spades in Sevier County-- it is something I have learned over the twenty years that I have called this place home.  People here rally, an...
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Country Tonite to Host Sevier County Days to Benefit Mountain Hope

     Pigeon Forge, TN – Country Tonite is having area appreciation days November 5th – November 13th offering a $10.00 ticket rate to all area residents of Sevier and surrounding counties.  Kids 12 & under are Free. Proceeds will benefit the Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic. Showtimes are 8:00pm each night and additional 3:00pm shows on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday.   Country Tonite’s Smoky Mountain Christmas promises a little bonus for everyone. The first half of the show ...
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Physician’s Assistant Joins Clinic Staff

Mountain Hope's new physician's assistant got his training in an unexpected place -- the U.S. Coast Guard. Jason Brackins, PA-C (the C stands for Certified) grew up in Gatlinburg. He loved the water and fishing, so after school he joined the Coast Guard. He trained as a nurse in 1998. The Coast Guard sent him to Physician's Assistant school at Fort Sam Houston, TX from 2001 to 2003, and he's worked as a PA since then. Recently he retired from the Coast Guard after 24 years' service. He and...
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Kaitlyn Baker Sings for Hope

Rising country star Kaitlyn Baker's concert at The Island in Pigeon Forge on Sept. 23 doubled as a fund-raiser for Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic. Our thanks go to the Pepper Palace, which sponsored the free event, and especially to Will Castro, who organized the details. We also wish to thank Ole Smoky Moonshine for providing the concert stage at their Barn at The Island and for promoting the concert. Our gratitude also goes to the generous Ms. Baker and her band, who supplied talent...
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