In a little while I will be picking up a teen age girl and her father to drive them to the Shrine Children's Hospital in St. Louis. This will be an overnight trip and a tiring drive each way. However, transporting children to the hospital is a big part of what my local Shrine Club does. We have our own mini-van and get a discount rate at a local motel. Our own discomforts are forgotten when we see what the hospital does for the kids who get treatment there. This particular patient was born with a very serious degree of spina bifida. She probably would have spent a fairly short life immobile if it weren't for the Shrine Hospital.
If anybody here knows of a child who can benefit from Shrine hospital care, primarily orthopedics, just ask any Shriner for help. If you don't know one, just ask me, I'll get the process started.
Did I mention??? There is no charge to the family.