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SPECIAL BULLETIN – October
Nehoiden Lodge comes through!
the Brothers of Nehoiden Lodge in Needham have come forward with a creative
solution to a local challenge. It is especially good to see their partnering
with the Knights of Columbus to help this child in need. As we have said so many
times before "there should be no boundaries of any kind when it comes to
helping a child in need."
Last week we
received the following report from Needham Masonic Angel Fund trustee Lawrence
Trecartin. It is presented below as reported but with names removed:
Angel Fund Delivers!
[Case is a second grade girl] Initial contact was made on 5/13/2002 from a
teaching assistant at Newman Elementary School. The child in need has severe
Cerebral Palsy, is unable to walk and is confined to a wheel chair. [She] is
transported to and from school via a handicap van, by a municipal vehicle,
with either a lift or a ramp. The child’s mother is blind and the
grandmother is the breadwinner, there is no father in the picture.
The need is for a chair lift to be purchased and installed in the family’s
2001 Ford Windstar mini van so that the grandmother can transport the child.
The grandmother has saved $2,000 for this lift. After many phone calls into
cost and availability, the decision was made to work with Ride-Away Handicap
Equipment Corp. The total cost for this installation is $4,290. Needham
Masonic Angel Fund contacted the Needham Knights of Columbus to see if we
could join together to finance the balance of $2,290. The Needham Knights of
Columbus agreed. The Needham Knights of Columbus and the Needham Masonic Angel
Fund each gave a check for $1,145.
The installation was completed on September 26, 2002.
rolls out on her new wheelchair lift.
||"Good to go!" as
"Christina" is secured and ready for her first trip in grandma's
wheelchair-lift-equipped Ford Windstar