Wellesley Lions fundraiser Sunday
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.