A heart-warming story of support and love at Lithgow VIEW Club’s July meeting | Photos

Lithgow VIEW Club members had a very interesting speaker, Carol Stevens, at the July luncheon meeting, who spoke about Marlon, a boy from the Philippines boy with a severe medical condition, and how she is taking care of him.

In a brief history of the case, Tracey and Mick Staines took Carol and John Stevens to the Philippines in February 2016, where they first met Marlon Ramos, a 12-year-old boy with multiple limb deformities.

It has taken more than 18 months to get his birth certificate and passport organised and it is hoped he will soon obtain his Visa and to get to Australia. It is hoped he will arrive by September so he can get his new legs and and maybe hands.

Doctor Gray and his team at the Children’s Hospital will undertake the necessary surgery on Marlon, free of charge. All that is needed is the money for his prosthetic limbs.

Sarah Treavors was another guest speaker on the day. She is going to Ireland at the end of August or maybe early September for five months as an exchange student.

Trivia was all about ‘How well do you know your fellow members’, and members had a lot of fun with this.

Trading Table for August will be S, T, U.

Guest speaker will be Gloria Walter, national vice president of VIEW Club,who will talk on the subject of her life in the VIEW Club as well as lots of other things.

Don’t forget your photos ‘Share Your Shoes’, for the Smith Family.

Pins for service were presented to Heather Kelly for 20 years, Margaret Brown for 10 years, Kathleen Terry for 10 years and Sandra Haley for 10 years.

Coming up, for this month only, is a stationery drive. Sue O’Hare will be in attendance to collect.

There will be a soup and damper lunch at the Hermitage Hall, Albert Street, on July 19 at 1pm; Community Cinema on August 23; the National Convention on September 15; a mystery bus trip on October 4; craft day on October 18; Melbourne Cup Luncheon on November 7; toy drive to go to the Salvation Army on December 13. Toys for boys 6-12 years of age.

Learning for Life Project is to knit squares for the Learning For Life Reading blankets. Each square is to be 46 stitches by 60 rows.

The twiddle muffs were a great success at the nursing homes.

All welcome to come along to VIEW meetings. For details contact Faye Read on 6352 2770.

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