Lions Raise Money to Provide Service Dog

In 2008, Dallas Wiens was involved in an electrical accident that severely burned his face – eventually leading to a facial transplant in 2011. The transplant was successful, but because doctors could not replace his eyes, Wiens can no longer see.

That’s where the Southlake Lions Club in Texas steps in. The Lions held a motorcycle rally with 100 riders in October of 2012, helping raise money for a service dog that would help guide Wiens. The Lions presented Leader Dogs for the Blind Organization with over $15,000 for the leader dog and an extensive one-month training session.

Wiens’ dog, Charley, is his new companion, making it easier for Wiens to get around and become more independent.

How does your club provide assistance and services for the blind? Share your projects in the comments below.

We found today’s story and photo in the Southlake Star Local News.

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