Members of the McLennan Legion and Royal Purple hosted a fundraising supper for Norman Soucy on Saturday October 15, at the Elks Hall.
The event, attended by approximately 150 people, was an unqualified success raising $8,000, which along with money from a GoFundMe campaign achieved the target amount to purchase the stair lift for Norm Soucy’s home.
Thanks to the generosity of those who attended the by donation supper, Norman’s wife Shannon, says the chair lift has been ordered and they are waiting on installation.
Norman Soucy, who was still mobile and working up to a year ago was diagnosed with primary progressive MS in 2003.
He has gone through an intense regimen of therapy over the last year, being hospitalized from October 2015 to May 2016 and again from August 2016 to October 7.
Soucy has now completed therapy and the immediate objective is to fit out the home with essential equipment for mobility and exercise apparatus.
Along with the chair lift, Soucy is also waiting for delivery of a custom-made wheelchair designed specifically for his needs.
With some assistance from others, Norma Sobolewski of the McLennan Legion prepared the supper that included lasagna, chicken alfredo, macaroni and cheese, garlic toast and apple crisp.
Norman Soucy’s sister Marilynne Brulotte organized an extensive silent auction with items donated by numerous businesses and individuals in the community.