Eric Gilmore and Mary Hooper were inducted as the newest members in the Lions Club of Natchitoches Monday, Oct. 17. They and their sponsors received a special membership pin commemorating tithes year, the Club’s 100th year anniversary.
Members then learned about Camp Fleur de Lis, an annual event for adults with a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Pansy Morgan, a member of the Louisiana District of Pilot International (the event’s host organization) spoke about what the camp does for people with a TBI.
She said the number of people with a TBI is larger than people might expect. Around 50,000 people die of a TBI each year. Around 85,000 people suffer long-term disabilities. Over 5.3 million people live with disabilities caused by TBIs. The top three cause are car accidents, firearms and falls. Prevention is the best approach since there is no cure.