PA JD Connection

Hike presentation

This year Pennsylvania Job’s Daughters were selected to present a HIKE award to Elliot Veil ,  of Shrewsbury, PA.   Elliot and his family joined the Pennsylvania Job’s Daughters on their annual Hike for HIKE on the grounds of the Masonic Village in Elizabethtown.Prior to the walk, HIKE coordinator Jenny Chappell presented Elliot with his larger than life check at a presentation

The funds will be used to purchase a hearing system for his use at school, home and sports activities that allows him to hear the      instructor or coach through surrounding noise.   Elliot’s hearing problems resulted from chemo treatments he received as an infant to fight childhood liver cancer.  He was having difficulties hearing words in higher registers which made things difficult and unsafe for him in crowded places. The school thankfully   provided a system to eliminate these problems.  This worked very well for school but since the school purchased it, it had to stay there. The EF system the HIKE funds provided will allow Elliot to hear clearly everywhere, not just at school.  Elliot can now hear people talking to him more clearly in crowded places.

As a special part of the  celebration, several of the Job’s Daughters signed “Fireworks” by Katy Perry, much to the delight of Elliot and his family!

The Hearing Impaired Kids Endowment Fund is the philanthropic charity of Job’s Daughters International.   The purpose of the Fund is to provide hearing devices for children with hearing losses between the ages of newborn and twenty years whose parents are unable to meet this special need financially. The Fund has awarded many types of devices including, but not limited to, hearing aids, FM systems, closed caption converters, tactile units, alerting systems, and specialized sports equipment, to aid children with hearing loss in communication.   An estimated 100 children in the US and Canada are provided with hearing devices each year.


Area Member of Demolay needs help

Information has been shared by Thomas R. Labagh, Executive Officer of PA DeMolay,  regarding the ‘Parker Harley Benefit Fund’ for Lancaster-Phoenix DeMolay Chapter  member Parker Harley.  Parker NEEDS a liver transplant.  The average cost of a liver transplant is quoted on a variety of websites as anywhere between $300,00 and $500,000 in the first year alone.  The need is there, but there is no telling when the transplant might happen.  Parker and his family have to raise the funds to be ready for this major expense, plus they have medical expenses from treatment Parker has already received, so the fund-raising effort is urgent and  necessary, right now.  Direct contributions can be made to the “Parker Harley Benefit Fund” at any Fulton Bank, or, checks   payable to this fund maybe sent to: PMYF1244 Bainbridge Road,    Elizabethtown, PA 17022, for delivery to the local Fulton Bank.  Any amount you can share for this very special medical concern will be greatly appreciated.          Please act now!            THANK  YOU!

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