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Letters to the editor
Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

There have been news articles published recently about the problems faced by the BSP clinic (Benevolent Specialists Project) in Madison due to lack of reliable funding.

I have been a volunteer at this free clinic since 2011.  While other free clinics offer preventive and routine medical care needed  by many, the BSP clinic gives adult patients access to: cardiac care, arthritis management, eye and foot care for the diabetic patient, diagnosis of skin problems, plus  blood work and X-rays and MRIs for diagnosis through the support of local hospitals.

These services, plus many more, are available because of the diversity of the specialties of the physicians and therapists who volunteer their services.

I encourage the Madison community to  support this valuable resource, especially in light of the uncertainty of our health care in the U.S. Personal dignity and well-being is supported when we meet the physical needs of the uninsured through compassionate health care.

Please consider sending a donation to the BSP Free Clinic, Attention: Tricia Levenhagen, 2711 Allen Blvd., Middleton, WI 53590.

Kathy Wehrle, Madison