The Chewelah Valley Lions have again extended the boundaries of their community in Stevens County, Wash. to help an individual in Ferry County. Their many services not only help with sight and hearing, but also with diabetes.
Adam Rowell, a twenty-five year resident of Curlew, Wash. was diagnosed in early childhood with Type 1 Diabetes. He has spent much of his life with the complications of maintaining blood sugar levels. He had taken so many injections of insulin that it has created an absorption problem. This medical problem has left him unable to maintain continuous employment.
The Chewelah Valley Lions Club was notified of his need and immediately pursued the issue. They enlisted the help of the Northwest Lions Foundation, the Rowell family, and their friends. In so doing, they brought into reality the purchase of an insulin pump costing almost $7000.00.
On Friday, March 23, four of the Lions Club members traveled to Curlew to meet and present Adam the necessary funds to complete that purchase. The gratitude and excitement he showed were a confirmation on the efforts of Lions Clubs to serve humanitarian needs. Lion Clark Strubar, this year’s club president, Lion Mona Mach, the club’s diabetes chairperson, Lion Brian Ross and Lion Thelma McDarment made the trek to Curlew to make the presentation. The Chewelah Valley Lions encourages all to join them in sharing the opportunities of creating a positive future.
In the photo: Lion Clark Strubar (left), club president, and Mona Mach (right), diabetes chairperson present Adam Rowell with the money necessary to purchase a insulin pump. Also pictured is Adam’s mother, Elizabeth. Chewelah Valley Lions picture.