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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Help is Here Express stopped in Albany Tuesday morning offering assistance to more than 50 people who turned out for help with their prescriptions.

The bus stayed a little longer than scheduled to help the line that remained.

Gwen Sims has colon cancer. She's unemployed and couldn't afford the medication she needed last month. With a little assistance today, she'll may now get a discount on the expensive prescriptions she needs. 

"She put it into the computer and gave me a paper to take to the pharmacy. She said it's supposed to take off between 20 and 30 percent if I have to pay out of my pocket," said Sims.

Sims says while she's received help from Phoebe Putney and family and friends, she appreciated counselors taking time with her today so that she won't miss her medication next month.

The bus moved on to Americus this afternoon and will be in Columbus and Macon Wednesday.

For moe information on the Help is Here Express, call 1-888-477-269 or click HERE.

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