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Roar: Joining the Lions' Club And What It Means To Me

. For more info on Lions Clubs International go to www.lionsclubs.org

Hi Everybody,

 

I know I haven't been on the blogosphere for awhile but I was just trying to come up with a good one. I joined the Yorkville Lions' Club. Mainly because I wanted to get more involved in the community and I've loved lions ever since I was little. Little did I know the scope of  how much Lions Clubs International helps humanity. We are an organization dedicated to the preservation and restoration of sight and hearing.  It may have been founded by a humble man from Chicago named Melvin Jones but it is dedicated to the legacy of an extraordinary individual. Her name is Helen Keller. Despite being blind and deaf from nineteen months old she has made her indelible mark on society by being a disability advocate. She obtained a college degree and learned to speak, read and write.  I could barely fathom having one of those challenges. She had both.

As most of you know I have CP. Cerebral Palsy. Before I joined the Lions' Club I never thought I would be an advocate for people with disabilities. My family always encouraged me but I thought it would just come out as complaining. Disability advocacy is not complaining as you know. Now I'm proud to follow in Ms. Keller's footsteps and proud of what I am apart of for the betterment of humanity.

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danielle delofsky February 20, 2013 at 11:56 PM
Congrats ;). The Lions Club is very lucky to have you representing them.
Neese October 05, 2013 at 10:11 AM
God gives unique circumstances to each person so that we may help and comfort one another. The greater the circumstance, the greater the gift. Disabilities aren't actually disabilities at all, they are evidence that through God we can accomplish anything. In many ways, you are stronger and more gifted than the average person. Stay strong, do God's work...you are a blessing to your community.

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