Greetings everyone! Much thanks to all who called or wrote last time for Oso Blanco. He received a blood test THAT DAY so your effort makes a huge difference. A doctor (from outside the prison staff) from Canada looked over the results and has a few specific recommendations. Here’s our plan…
We are calling for everyone to write Oso Blanco a get well card anytime the first week of August (1st-7th) This helps a few ways:
* Raises Oso’s spirit
* Shows prison staff we haven’t forgotten about him not receiving proper medical tests for his ailing liver.
* Will hopefully STOP the prison from holding mail from Oso which has happened since our call-in/letter campaign.
* And most importantly, we need to make sure Oso (& the staff) hears the doc’s recommendations….
Soooo, get a card or better yet make one and write whatever you want on it – what you did today, draw a picture or just sign your name – but please please please also include something along these lines:
“It is my hope that you receive an an alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) blood test that helps to screen for liver cancer risk
and a Hepatitis C viral load (quantitative) blood test that lets us know how much actual virus is in your body. I also hope you get an adequate ultrasound of your liver and can see the results.”
That is the very important message I’m asking all of you to include in your card! Then Oso can start requesting these tests immediately and we can back him up if they don’t give it to him.
Address your cards to:
PO BOX 7000
Florence, CO 81226
You need to put a return address on the envelope – doesn’t have to be your real address but it needs one. Any questions or suggestions just hit me back. For more info on Oso visit http://www.osoblanco.org and Throughthewalls.org. His recent updates are also on denverabc.wordpress.com
Again, your phone call or email or letter MADE A DIFFERENCE last time – Thank you!!!!
As Oso would say….Stay Strong
-Oso Blanco support
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