Lions Help Young Boy Get Corrective Surgery

Members of the Freeport Lions Club were in high spirits yesterday after one of their eye-sight conservation programme cases, five-year-old Savante Wells-Martin, received successful corrective surgery for severe crossed eyes.

Martin had extensive surgery on his eyes last week Tuesday and with a $5,000 price tag, President Ken Saunders said that members worked diligently to provide funds for the young boy.

As a club that believes in sight preservation, the organization has been working with persons requiring eye surgery; however, there are some instances where they may not have the funds to do so.

Eye-sight conservation programme in the organization looks forward to helping persons with eye problems as it is one of their ways to give back to the community.

The Lions Club helps with everything from eye testing to supplying glasses and even laser surgery.

That is why they encourage persons to ask for help if they need it because they enjoy helping children like Savante, getting to a happier place in life.

The Freeport Lions Club in conjunction with Lions Clubs around the world last year had provided eye exams, glasses, corrective surgeries and disaster relief donations to New Orleans, Florida, Pakistan, Indonesia, The Bahamas and other places around the world that had suffered from hurricane disasters.

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