By Lisa Trigg, The Tribune-Star, Terre Haute, Ind.
McClatchy-Tribune Information Services
July 11–TERRE HAUTE – Dottie King remembers the day she saw a young man leaving St. Ann’s Dental Clinic after having 17 teeth pulled.
He had not received sufficient dental care before that day so his need was dramatic. That was unlike King, who had visited the dentist regularly since childhood, but still found getting a tooth filled not on her list of fun things to do.
“I thought to myself, ‘I never have thought about the blessing of dental care,’” King recalled, sharing that story on Thursday morning with other volunteers for theUnited Way of the Wabash Valley.
On another day while volunteering at Ryves Center, King, now president of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, said she met a young girl who wanted to be a nurse, or an astronaut or a ballerina — well, the girl had goals. And, the child was benefiting from the many opportunities offered to at-risk youth and low-income families at the community center.
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