Mooloolaba Lions club presented a Mobile Hot Shower to the Shack Community Centre located in Price Street, Nambour. This is available to locals who are less fortunate and don't have access to facilities for their personal hygiene. This is the second shower supported by Mooloolaba Lions Club and Australia Portable Toilets and is the third on the Sunshine coast. The Funds donated have come from the management by volunteers from the Lions Club of Mooloolaba of the Fishermans Road Markets. The markets are in their 19th year of operation. It also commemorates and was one of the projects to celebrate 100 years of Lions International.
To celebrate the Lions Clubs International centennial, Lions Clubs throughout Australia gave away more than $100,000 to over 100 local community projects. Whether it was a community garden, kids’ playground or just someone who needs a hand, all projects were welcomed.
The Lions Club of Mooloolaba presented to Nambour LAC,(Local Ambulance Committee) President Gary Langford a Resusci Anne Training Mannequin for Paramedics of the Nambour Station.
The mannequin will allow Paramedics to better simulate an actual incident that requires CPR, Defibrillation, (electric counter shocks to restore heart rythmns), airway management by Intubation of an airway tube in a more realistic way than has previously been enabled by other mannequins.
Through professional training the mannequin should enhance the procedural skills of Paramedics and provide the requirements normally employed in a real incident to be enacted.
The Lions Club of Mooloolaba and its members take great pleasure in this donation of the Resusci Anne mannequin to the Nambour LAC and staff of the Nambour Station as a way of showing community appreciation for their care to us, the public.
Matt and Louise Jessop needed a wheelchair accessible vehicle to transport their son Dylan and his siblings to school and essential medical appointments and access to friends and family.
Dylan is the oldest of three sons of Matt and Louise Jessop of Mountain Creek. Dylan is 9 years old and has Sanfilippo Syndrome Type A ( Mucopolysaccharidosis Type 111A).
It is a rare genetic, neurodegenerative metabolic disorder, characterized by mental and physical deterioration, mild physical defects, and sleep disturbance. The average life expectancy is 14 years of age.
Dylan required 24 hour care as well as assistance to all daily life skills. He had lost his speech and is now unable to play with his brothers Ethan and Aiden, or communicate with them. As he had lost nearly all of his gross motor skills, he required a wheelchair so the family car was no longer suitable. Matt works away to support the family and Louise has been coping with help, but lifting Dylan who weighs 32 kg when she herself iss light, became too much for herl. As Dylan had seizures he needed to be seated where the parents could keep an eye on him. Three other local Lions Clubs combined with our Club to raise the money to pay for the rear wheelchair lift for the family. The family raised the money for a wheelchair access vehicle and are very thankful for the support received.
The Maleny-Blackall Lions Club, The Maroochydore Lions Club and the Maroochy North Shore Lions Club combined with the Mooloolaba Lions Club to raise the funds for the wheelchair lift.
Our Lions Clubs are very proud that we have been able to make life easier for Dylan and his family.