Members of Brothers Keepers Motorcycle Club 17 in Natchitochers rode to the Shriners Hospital for Children in Shreveport May 28 to present the 2017 Dream Run Rally proceeds check to the staff. Some of the many children receiving specialized care at the hospital came out to meet members and get a closer look at the motorcycles.
President Mark Waskom made the presentation with Chapter members Joni Dupree, James Dupree, Michael Dupree, Vice President Whit Maxey, Debbie Waskom, Diane Saffel, Danny Saffel, Andy Adkins and Myranda Adkins.
The Shreveport hospital has a long wish list of equipment needed to provide the best care possible to the children, and at the top of the list is a new EOS Imaging machine. The EOS machine costs over $800,000, and so far approximately 64 percent of the funds needed have been raised.
The EOS orthopedic imaging machine captures head-to-toe images of patients in a standing position. This groundbreaking technology produces high quality images using significantly less radiation than a standard X-ray – up to 9 times less. The lower radiation exposure is particularly important for children with spinal abnormalities, who will be monitored and X-rayed many times throughout their life.
The EOS provides remarkable detail and can produce three-dimensional images of the spine, enabling physicians to provide a more accurate diagnosis and plan an effective course of treatment.
The staff was excited when they found out that the BKMC donation was specifically intended to be used toward the cost of a new EOS Imaging machine.
BKMC 17 has already starting planning the 2018 Dream Run Rally – the date will be March 24, 2018. Make your long-range plans now to join us!