140 year of Shriners

140 year of Shriners

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Special group of men in our community

Letters: Parents thank Shriners for helping son with leg problems

Published: October 17, 2008

There is a special group of men in our community who are going to be disbanding at the end of December. They are unsung heroes in our community who have been instrumental in giving kids in Del Norte County a second opportunity to be a kid.

The Shriner's Club, specifically, Harold Frasier and Sam "K," have played a great role in accessing medical care for our county's kids. Mr. Frasier has orchestrated doctor's appointments and hospital stays for kids who are in need of orthopedic or burn care.

All of this has happened through our local Shriner's Club. As a family that has participated, our lives have been forever changed. Our son, Toby, is one of the many kids in the community who have been touched. He was born with a leg length discrepancy and a mild deformity in his left knee.

Doctors at Shriner's Hospital for Children in Sacramento have already begun the process of correcting his knee deformity. We anticipate next spring, that his left femur will be elongated. We are pressing on.

Thank you, again, Shriner's Club of Del Norte County, for making this happen. With grateful hearts we will never forget the blessing that we received from knowing you.

James and Diana Ketner

Crescent City

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