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I just had the opportunity to read the
letter sent to you by Steve Siltman of the Logan County
Paramedic Association. I couldn't agree with him more.
I had the opportunity to sit under the direction of Dr. Blaum for
many years as the supervisor of the paramedic system and later work
with him again as the executive director of Logan Mason Mental
He taught me much about taking care of patients -- both their
physical and emotional health.
Besides the direct health care he provided to the people of Logan
County (and the enormous number of babies he brought into this
world) -- he was the driving force behind the establishment of the
paramedic system that has done so much to help people in health
[to top of second column in this letter]
Lincoln and Logan County had a paramedic system before Peoria,
Bloomington, Decatur, Champaign and at the same time as Springfield.
I don't know much about what has happened in the past few years,
but I have known Dr. Blaum for many years and hope that we will all
remember with fondness and respect what he has done to improve the
lives of so many of us.
I continue to pray for him on a regular basis and would invite
others to do the same.
Central Christian Church, Beloit, Wis.
February 04, 2012]
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