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Updated: 11/04/2013 08:00:01AM

Englewood clinic: Healing a community

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SUN PHOTO BY STEVE REILLY, reilly@sun-herald.com

Kelly Connelly is among the working people who receive care at the free Englewood Community Care Clinic on San Casa Drive. She said the clinic is desperately needed for working people who cannot afford health care.

SUN PHOTO BY STEVE REILLY, reilly@sun-herald.com

Varsha Bhatnayar, Beth Harrison and Karen Bodo process the paperwork for patients of the Englewood Community Clinic Halloween evening. The free clinic serves Englewood's working people Thursday evenings.

SUN PHOTO BY STEVE REILLY, reilly@sun-herald.com

Christine T. Bradley, a nurse practitioner, and Andrea Truex, RN, who was still in her Halloween costume, prepare to take patients at the free Englewood Community Clinic Thursday evening.

SUN PHOTO BY STEVE REILLY, reilly@sun-herald.com

Liz Rigney, RN, is among the medical professionals who volunteer time at the Englewood Community Care Clinic. She said volunteering at the clinic is "a labor of love" and sees the clinic as a way the Englewood community helps each other.

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Christine T. Bradley, a nurse practitioner, and Beth Harrison, the executive director of the Englewood Community Clinic, wrap up the evening. On Halloween, the free clinic served a dozen patients who cannot afford medical health care and earn too much to qualify for Medicaid and are too young for Medicare.

By STEVE REILLY

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ENGLEWOOD — Kelly Connelly took her brother, who just moved with his daughter from Chicago, to the Englewood Community Clinic Halloween evening. His blood pressure medicine had been stolen on the way to Florida.

The clinic had helped Connelly and a friend get mammograms they could not afford.

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