Just wanted to say thanks to all you on ar15.com who are Mason's . My son is 11 yr's old and has Scoliosis. We found this out after a severe case of Pneumonia when he was 6. He spent several days at Cook Childrens ICU and had multiple X-Rays. The Dr's reading the X-Ray's discovered the Scoliosis and we were soon being referred to this hospital that my wife and I had never heard of and we were told that treatment there would cost us nothing. Our first visit and we were amazed. Texas Scottish Rite is simply an amazing place, we are humbled every visit to see what other families are going through and the work that is being performed. Our son is not heald back other than having to were a brace at night, he leads an active life. The treatment he recieves is made possible because some Texas Mason's saw a need and took action. I'm sure that this need to do good does not stop at state lines and is why I am posting this Thank You in here.
From my wife and I
no thanks are needed. masons are happy to do this. All we require is knowing that child got the best care available and has every opportunity in life.
glad to hear things are going well.
I am a firefighter and do a job I don't expect any Thank You's either but it is nice to meet someone or hear from someone that you have had a positive impact on. I guess this is what I really wanted to convey as much as a thank you, is that here is first person proof of what ya'll are doing for others and that ya'll are making positive impacts.
I am glad to hear that your son is doing well.
Very glad to hear your son is doing well. We are always happy to hear from folks that have benefited from the efforts of our fellow brothers. Best of luck and may God bless!
Edited to fix my spelling of "may" as "my" I can't type!
Thank you for posting sir. Also thank you for letting us help your son. It is always good to hear this. Bless you and your family.
Its why we do such things, God bless you and your family.
Glad to hear your son is doing good.
We are proud to have the Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
right here in Dallas.
"In 1921, a group of Texas Masons recognized a growing need to provide superior medical care regardless of a family’s ability to pay. They approached Dr. W. B. Carrell, Dallas’ first orthopedic surgeon, about providing care for children with polio who would otherwise not receive treatment. Together they established Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas, Texas."
After that scourge was pretty much wiped out, the hospital started treating other kids' problems. They've been doing it for 90 years and never charged a nickel and no government political stimlus handouts. In addition to current-day contributions, the hospital is funded by what many Masons and non-Masons have left in their wills. There are about 800 employees at the hospital, and about 800 volunteers, many of them brother Masons. It is unbelievable what they acomplish every single day.