Sunday, February 19, 2012

Lion Bruce Wing

Hi fellow Lions,

47 year Lion Bruce Wing and a member of the Mendenhall Flying Lions Club was medivac'd to Anchorage on Tuesday last week for treatment of a burst gall bladder and pnuemonia (sp). Word is that he has now been moved to St. Elias Specialty Hospital for recuperation and rehab. He is still pretty weak and starting to become more aware of where he is and what's going on. Before going to Anch., he was completely sedated for almost a week.

If you have read the latest issue of the Lions magazine, you may have seen the article about the Lion who had suffered a major medical event and no Lion inquired about him. We do not want that to happen to any Lion in Alaska or anywhere for that matter.

If you're in the Anchorage area and can spare some time, please visit him at the hospital. If you can't visit him, please send him a card or note. He's at St. Elias Specialty Hospital, 4800 Cordova Street, Anchorage 99503. The phone number there is 907-561-3333. At this point, he probably isn't communicating real well yet. We also don't know how long they will keep him there, but it doesn't look like it'sgoing to be a short stay. But then you know how tough of a character he is, although his heart attacks last fall have weakened him substantially. For those of you that know him, they shaved off his beard in the process of medicating him so he may not be recognizable at first.

Let's keep him in our thoughts and prayers and lt him know that we care.


PCC Neil Atkinson

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