Lions help youth with cerebral palsy, purchase medical device

Avril Pennycook has outgrown a device that she has used for some time, to help her stand. Diagnosed with spastic cerebral palsy, Avril requires assistance for all her self-care tasks.

A representative from the device supply company approached the Lions on behalf of Avril’s family asking them to help purchase the Youth Symmetry Stander device. Virden Lions Club donated 50 per cent of the cost.

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Avril now has the device which fits her well and helps maintain her range of motion, bone mass and general body strength.

Virden Lions motto is “we serve”. Lions treasurer Barry O’Grady said, “If somebody comes to us and needs assistance, we’ll do everything in our power to help them out.”

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