HIKE News 08/18/2011
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Submitted by Donna Goede, PHQ, PGG, MO HIKE Coordinator
On September 20, 2008 Missouri and Illinois gathered for the annual Lincoln Truman Hike. This year Missouri was the host and the event was held at White Cliff Park along Grant's Trail in St. Louis. The crowd was excited to welcome home Dad Craig Stratmann, AGG elect for Missouri who surprised the group as he had just returned from serving our country overseas. A large group of Jobies and supporters were present as a HIKE gift was made to James Buechter and his family of Webster Groves, MO. After Hiking the trail or riding their bikes the group gathered for awards and a time to socialize and have lunch. All the proceeds of the lunch were also donated to Hike which resulted in a total for the day of over $6900!
James shown with Mom & Dad and brothers also Grand Bethel HQ MO Daniella
Submitted by Cindy Midyett
On August 23, 2008 member of Bethel #10 Greeley made a HIKE Award Presentation to Casey Barber. The presentation was made prior to their Installation Ceremony and a brunch was served for all in attendance. Pictured are Casey’s mom, sisters Tammi and Madison. Casey’s mother thanked everyone in attendance for their generous support which brought a tear to many eyes.
Submitted by Claudia
Hauser, PHQ, MM BG, RP – Iowa HIKE Coordinator
September 13, 2008 a HIKE Award Check was presented to Christina Valle.
The presentation took place at an Eastern Star Fun Day held at the
Masonic Center in Davenport. Present
were Iowa Eastern Star Grand Chapter Officers, members of Trinity Chapter
OES in Davenport, and members and adults from Bethel #1 in Council Bluffs.
is 17 and a senior in high school.
She plans to attend college and major in journalism. She enjoys the
study of foreign languages.
HIKE award check has allowed Christina to have digital hearing aides. She drives, and after putting in her hearing aides it made
her very much more aware of surrounding sounds that she could not hear
thanked the Job’s Daughters and HIKE for this award, and answered
questions from the audience. Christina
was accompanied by her father for the presentation.
Pictured: Christina Valle
her father, Iowa Worthy Grand Matron Mary Jane Young, Iowa Worthy Grand Patron
John Bakers, Iowa HIKE coordinator Claudia Hauser and members of Bethel # 1
Submitted by Claudia
Hauser, PHQ, MM, BG, RP – Iowa HIKE Coordinator
5, the Iowa Job’s Daughter held a reception at Waveland Park Masonic
Temple in Des Moines. This
reception was to honor the HIKE recipients form August 2006 to April 5,
2007. Iowa had 14
awards to present during this time and 10 of the recipients and their
families were present for this presentation.
Also present for the reception was Diana Hanson, audiologist from
Blank Children’s Hospital in Des Moines.
members of Bethel #1 in Council Bluffs and members performed a HIKE
ceremony for the recipients and families. Each daughter was asked to be
hostess for the recipient and their family, and to write a small
description of the award presentation.
are the HIKE recipients, their families, members of Bethel #1 , adult
council members and chaperones. Here are the stories written by the daughters.
Luka Kruzich – “When
Luka Kruzich was 15 months old, he underwent chemotherapy which caused some
hearing problems. He now has
hearing aides and is doing well.”
Julianna Lovan- “Julianna
was born with hearing loss. She did
not pass newborn hearing tests. She
received hearing aides at 6 months and started seeing a difference. She is now
saying 20 – 30 words.”
Eddie Galliart –
“Eddie was tested at birth and didn’t pass newborn hearing screenings.
Once he got the hearing aides, he improved a lot and is doing better.”
Lee Abalo –
“After receiving his hearing aides, he’s doing much better in school and is
able to talk more fluently.”
Tyler Hultman -
“Tyler was a premature baby. He
was born several weeks early and was in NICU for 2 weeks.
He failed the newborn hearing tests.
The hearing aide helped him tremendously.”
Andrew Paul Huegel
– “Andrew was born 6 weeks premature. He
was in the NICU for 5 weeks. He’s
had 2 open heart surgeries because of heart defects.
The hearing loss was discovered at the same time as the heart defect in
Grace Warner –
“Grace’s parents explained that they discovered her hearing loss at birth.
It was moderate, but it affected interactions with other children.
Once she received her hearing aides, she became much more social at
pre-school, and her “ta-da moment” was when she heard birds for the first
Madison Marie McAninch –
“Her parents talked about how she was born with loss of hearing in her right
ear, but, with further testing found she had almost total hearing loss.
Now she’s doing much better and seems to hear more.”
Scott Nguyen –
“Scott was born with a hearing loss. He
can hear better with his hearing aids.”
MacKenzie Johnson –
“She was born with a problem with her 18th chromosome which cause
slowed growth and hearing issues. She
is now almost two years old and doing better now she has hearing aides.”
The program included a information about Job’s Daughters, HIKE Fund, Inc., and a couple of musical selections. Diana Hanson, audiologist from Bland Children’s hospital also gave some remarks.
The families voiced many thanks your to Job’s Daughters and the HIKE Fund, and also to Diana Hanson. This was an opportunity for families to talk to each other and share stories.
Submitted by Cindi
Gott, Grand Guardian and Becca Cooper, Miss Indiana Job’s Daughter
check was presented to Jonathan Perez on the ball field during the pregame
activities. He was also able
to meet the players and received a gift from the team. This presentation
took place on July 26, 2008 at the Indianapolis Indians Baseball Game.
Story submitted by Lana
Dudley – mother of recipient
August 13, 2008, Amber, her mom Lana and her sister Alyssa went to see
Chris Evans, who is her audiologist, to receive her new hearing aids.
Amber was fitted and tested with the new hearing aids.
She was so happy when she realized how much less noise there was
then with her old hearing aids. They are her favorite color too, purple and green.
We are all so excited to see what a difference these make at
school. Amber says, “They
are so good she forgets she even has them on.”
behalf of our family I would like to thank the HIKE Fund for this generous
donation. What a difference
it has made in Amber’s life already! It is such a wonderful thing you do
for all the children out there who need the funding to give them the gift
of hearing. Thank you again
and it is very much appreciated!
Pictured are Amber and her audiologist. The award was presented at the Associated Communication Professional office.
Submitted by Susan Roenker,
HIKE Co-Chair and Bethel #42
was on June 21, 2008 at the Kempsville Masonic Lodge – Virginia Beach,
Virginia. Pictured are Liam
Matthews, family members and members and adults from Bethel #42.
girls were on the sidewalk with signs to welcome the family.
I had doughnuts, and gifts for Liam and his older brother.
Mrs. Matthews brought her mother since her husband was in class.
I have invited them to join us in March for the VA-Beach Day