Scott Gorie, 47, fishes from the dock behind his Bonita Springs apartment on his day off work on Saturday afternoon, July 28, 2007. When Gorie fell ill in 2004 with the Hepatitis C, the cost of treatment became overwhelming to treat the deadly disease as an uninsured patient. With the help of the Bonita Springs Assistance Office, Gorie received was able to meet his rent during his recovery and eventually was able to return to work as a handyman and residential cleaner.

Photo by DAVID ALBERS, Daily News

Scott Gorie, 47, fishes from the dock behind his Bonita Springs apartment on his day off work on Saturday afternoon, July 28, 2007. When Gorie fell ill in 2004 with the Hepatitis C, the cost of treatment became overwhelming to treat the deadly disease as an uninsured patient. With the help of the Bonita Springs Assistance Office, Gorie received was able to meet his rent during his recovery and eventually was able to return to work as a handyman and residential cleaner.

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