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Lions Club raises money to purchase Optical Measurement Device

Lion Bruce Johnson had cataract surgery in November of 2017 and discovered that the Hotel Dieu Hospital in Kingston was in need of a Lenstar Optical Measurement Device.  The machine at the hospital kept breaking down and as a result essential appointments were cancelled over and over again.  After discussion with Nicole Pierce at the University Hospital Kingston Foundation it was decided to approach the Lions Clubs of District A3.  The cost of the machine was $52,000.00 but the Foundation stated that it would fund all but $30,500.

And so a project and a challenge were born! In the summer of 2018, $4,000 was raised from local Lions Clubs.  Bruce Johnson was to begin a journey to Lions Clubs along the Seaway and beyond in order to explain what was needed.  So imagine Lion Bruce’s surprise when he returned to Hotel Dieu Hospital for a check-up with Dr. Bona to see a mural on the wall of the sixth floor of Hotel Dieu.  Not only that, but Dr. Bona was extolling the virtues of the Lenstar Optical Measurement Device. 

Lo and Behold - there it was!  On the wall, there was a large mural of Dr. Bona with his very special patient.  The Foundation will purchase the measurement device with money still owing, knowing that area Lions Clubs will be in support of this worthwhile cause.  The very special patient was none other than Lion Carol Sparling of the Sydenham Lions Club.  Indeed at this time, it is vital that the Lions Clubs of District A3 assist financially the purchase of this wonderful machine.