September 30, 2012

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Lions donate to help family of ailing child

MARSHALLS CREEK - The Bushkill/Smithfields Lions Club recently presented a check for $2,000 to Joey’s Eagles of East Stroudsburg to help defray expenses of a young girl, Chelsea Ward, who has been battling Cancer.

The Bushkill/Smithfield Lions club through the generosity of the Mountain Laurel Center helped usher the 38 Special Concert and raised this amount by asking those in attendance, as well as a gift from the center for ushering the event and member contributions.  The Lions thank the Mount for the opportunity to help with this very worthwhile cause.

Chelsea was first diagnosed with Leukemia in July of 2011.  She was admitted to Lehigh Valley Hospital and was hospitalized for seven months undergoing numerous rounds of chemotherapy and blood transfusions.  Chelsea had completed treatment and was in remission for a few months until she relapsed in July.  She is now undergoing intense chemotherapy and radiation.  She will have a bone marrow transplant at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. 

Joey’s Eagles is a non-profit organization established in 1996, in memory of a young boy, Joseph Grampp, to provide support for families with children and young adults facing cancer or other serious chronic illnesses.

From left (Lions are in their blue shirts): John Siptroth, President, Paul Mendito, Nelly Grampp, Executive Director Joey’s Eagles,
Stacy Rodriguez, Joey’s Eagles, Georgiana Lopez, Joey’s Eagles, Kim Long, Joey’s Eagles, Roseann VanWhy, Larry VanWhy, Donald Carr. 


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