None of us can help everyone, but all of us can help someone. That sounds a bit like the Lions Club motto, “We Serve.” This past Sunday, over 160 people were served breakfast for a little boy in need of life-saving vest. Lexi Kline and Shane Titus’ oldest son, Mason may seem like a happy, healthy two-year old. In actuality Mason has cystic fibrosis and without this vest his life would be very different.
By DEBBIE PATTERSON
Bowman Lions Member
When someone brought Mason’s need before the Bowman Lions Club, there were few that even knew the little boy, but there was a great need. And that’s what Lions do. We agreed, with his families permission, to put the fundraiser into action. Thanks to all that donated items for the silent auction and to those that came to eat. Your generosity will go a long way to helping pay for this vest that costs about $11,000 (of which insurance will pay very little).
Special thanks to Bowman Lutheran Church for allowing us to use your church. My opening remark about “None of us can help everyone, but all of us can help someone… When we do, we serve Jesus that’s my personal motto. And while it may not be the Lions Motto – the Lions do serve others and that is what Jesus’ called us to do.
On behalf of the Bowman and Scranton Lions Clubs our thanks to each and everyone that helped. Special thanks to the Thrivent Action Team program for the seed money which paid for all the food. Individuals have taken care of the other expenses which is so great as it assists with Mason’s need. Lions serve and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for helping us to serve! If you would like to join a Lions Club or want more information about what is a Lion Club, please contact Roger Walter or Susan May who are the presidents of the Bowman and Scranton Lions Club respectively; or any Lions member.