Welles­ley Lions fundraiser Sun­day

The Woolwich Observer - - NEWS -

The fam­ily of a town­ship boy deal­ing with di­a­betes will en­joy the fruits of the Welles­ley Lions Club’s labours at Sun­day’s an­nual roast beef din­ner.

Pro­ceeds this year’s event will go to help a the boy get the tools his fam­ily needs to keep him healthy and safe, says the club.

Six-year-old Easton Van De Ho­gen of Welles­ley was di­ag­nosed with type 1 di­a­betes when he was just two years old.

The Lions not OHIP doesn’t cover some of the med­i­cal items for his di­a­betes that make life eas­ier and less painful for him, specif­i­cally a con­tin­u­ous glu­cose mon­i­tor that is at­tached to him at all times and mea­sures his glu­cose lev­els con­stantly. This makes it much eas­ier for his teach­ers at Welles­ley Pub­lic School to mon­i­tor his lev­els through­out the day without hav­ing to prick his fin­ger ev­ery 30 min­utes. It’s an ex­pen­sive op­tion, how­ever, and the trans­mit­ter needs to be re­placed ev­ery six months. The de­vice costs $340/month plus, while a trans­mit­ter is $700 ev­ery six months

As well, there’s an in­sulin pump that is also at­tached to him at all times, and elim­i­nates the need for him to re­ceive sev­eral nee­dle pokes a day be­cause it de­liv­ers the in­sulin he needs ev­ery time he eats. That de­vices costs ap­prox $300/month.

The club’s roast beef din­ner is set for Novem­ber 4, 4-7 p.m.Tick­ets are avail­able from any Lions mem­ber or by call­ing 519-656-2463.

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