Lions Club now has 2 child-size wheelchairs for medical loan closet

By Ginny Kropf, correspondent Posted 4 April 2023 at 2:27 pm

Provided photo: After an article was published stating the Medina Lions’ had a need for a children’s wheelchair for their Medical Loan Closet, one was donated, along with enough money to purchase a second one. They are shown here next to a regular size wheelchair.

MEDINA – On March 10, the Orleans Hub ran a story detailing the Medina Lions Club’s need for a child-size wheelchair to be shared through the Medical Loan Closet.

A short time after the article ran, a used children’s wheelchair was donated, in addition to enough money for the Lions to purchase a second child’s wheelchair, according to Jim Punch, Medina Lions’ president, who oversees the Medical Loan Closet.

There was also enough money donated to enable the Lions to purchase other items to shore up the Loan Closet’s stock of items for children, such as crutches and walkers.

“Our community always comes through to help those in need,” Punch said. “We are all very lucky to live in a place with people who are so generous and caring.”

Punch said they have had several requests for children’s wheelchairs in recent weeks, and were very disappointed not to have been able to fulfill the requests.

The Medical Loan Closet lends medical items to anyone who needs them, and has had an ample supply of commodes, hospital beds, walkers, crutches and other medical equipment.

Anyone who has need to borrow medical equipment or has items to donate may call (585) 205-3502. The address to send donations to the Medina Lions is P.O. Box 511, Medina.