Francisco Mar 17 201`6STATUS REPORT
Young Boy from Puerto Rico

Fall of 2015, Francisco Hernandez, a twelve year old boy was sent to Shriner’s Hospital by a Lions Club in Puerto Rico for operations on his deformed legs.  He is suffering from Blount Disease, a growth disorder which affects the bones of the lower legs.   An operation was performed in September which apparently was successful but additional operations are required and numerous therapy and doctor visits.

Other operations were performed in July 2016 and 2017 and now he is walking without assistance.  

Francisco and his mother Marwill originally lived in a City of Phila  “Homeless family shelter”  in North Philadelphia.  In 2016 we were able to obtain a small Phila Housing Authority apartment for the two which they are living in at this time.   The apartment was originally unfurnished, so we were able to obtain a PHA voucher for furniture.  The District Foundation has dropped off household supplies, sheets, blankets, coffee maker, toaster oven and recently a new Air Conditioner.  

Francisco is receiving his education at a South Phila school.  She is looking for a part-time job so that she can work and still take care of her son in a better manner.

The District Foundation originally received $1825 in donations from Lions Clubs and individuals.  The Foundation has spent approximately $1400 to date for winter clothing, school uniforms and household items.

With the much longer stay in Philadelphia for Francisco and his mother, we are asking for additional financial support from the Aguadilla Lions Club in Puerto Rico and the Lions/Lioness Clubs in District 14A.  Please send checks made out to:

Lions District 14A Charitable Foundation
Attn:  PDG Don Richardson
516 W. Blooming Glen Dr
Perkasie, PA 18944