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When she found herself struggling to breathe, Yesenia Guevara had tried to get medical attention at a hospital miles away from the dusty encampment under the 118 Freeway.
But Guevara and Richard Wisar, who had been with her for years in the Pacoima encampment, said they abandoned their visit after hours had passed, feeling ignored.
When things go wrong, Guevara later declared, “I’m my own doctor.”
A week after their aborted trip to the hospital, a medical team turned up outside the tent that Guevara and Wisar share, telling them there was a mobile clinic stationed a short walk away near the Ritchie Valens Recreation Center. A nurse showed people a photo on her smartphone, pointing them to a sky-blue truck the size of a semi.