Legion makes life easier for double leg amputee
Life is much easier for a double leg amputee from Victoria thanks to Branch 23, Royal Canadian Legion in Carbonear.
Florence Clarke lost both of her legs due to Diabetes.
Berkley Lawrence, public relations officer for the Legion said, “a family member contacted the Branch and asked if we could host a fundraiser to enable them to purchase a new wheelchair.”
When they found out what the fundraiser was for, Lawrence said, instead of hosting the event, the Branch decided to purchase the wheelchair for Florence Clarke.
Not expecting to receive a new wheelchair, Clarke was pleasantly surprised by the gesture. She said she was very grateful to the Legion for their act of kindness.
The new chair replaces an older, heavier model, which had been causing great pain in her hands. She had been trying for over six years to replace her old chair, which had also become quite worn.
Berkley Lawrence said it was an honour for the Branch to present Florence Clarke with her new wheelchair at the Legion last Wednesday, April 14.
While it is widely known for its support of veterans, the wheelchair donation is a good example of how the Royal Canadian Legion supports other people, organizations and worthy causes in the community at large