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A Shrine Child Story results in a new member
I was phoned by Shrine Child A’s father Jeff, out of the blue in February 2020, who first asked me “what kind of tattoo would be appropriate to show my appreciation in helping my son.” I was shaking my
head going WTH. Jeff then told me the same old story we have heard
many times about how Children’s Hospital in Vancouver and Calgary,
about delay after delay. Jeff didn’t say how he heard of Shriners hospitals but was extremely grateful. I chatted with him and suggested he
could be a Shrine Mason, he agreed. I sent Jeff’s info to WB Will Nixon
from Fisher Peak Lodge in Cranbrook, and Will’s info to Jeff. Then this
Covid thing happened.
I was dropping off some debris at a local transfer station 20 minutes
north of my house when Neil Arrowsmith, a person who I had worked
with 14 years ago, walked up to me and said, “I have some xrays of my
Grandson’s back surgery, would you like me to send them to you?” I
said for sure. I gave him my email, and WOW, I have never seen such a
visual of what we raise funds for, I had to send that out to everyone.
Shrine Child “A” was born in 2002, he graduated high school in 2020,
and is now working in computers.
Shrine Child “A”’s great grandfather was Noble Doug Floyd, who was
President of Creston Valley Shrine Club in 1992.
Here are the X-rays of our
grandson’s spinal surgery before
and after which was done last
Special thanks to all of you
Shriners. We went down
to visit him when it was done,
it is an amazing facility.