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Connor Receives a New Bike

Connor Munson is 3 years old and he has Cerebral Palsy. His condition affects his ability to walk, and what kid wants to sit still? The Ray Carlson Memorial, sponsored by the Saint Joseph Benton Harbor Elks, wanted to help give Connor the chance to be a kid and presented him with his new bike […]

Watervliet Therapeutic Equestrian Center Receives $2300 Donation

On a recent Saturday representatives from The Ray Carlson Memorial visited the Therapeutic Equestrian Center in Watervliet to donate $2,300 to TEC’s Saddle Stars program for special needs children and adults. TEC is a nonprofit 501(c)3 service organization that provides year-round therapeutic horse-related activities to those with special needs. TEC exists to enhance the lives […]

Caleb’s New Car Seat

The Niles Elk’s Lodge played host this weekend to The Ray Carlson Memorial, where we presented a very special car seat to our new friend Caleb. He suffers from Leigh Syndrome (a form of Mitochondrial Disease), a neurological disease affecting his nerves and muscles. In attendance were his mother Krystal, his grandparents Ed & Dawn […]

A wheelchair and a walker for Austin

On Sunday October 18th, the Ray Carlson Memorial was able to present a wheelchair and a walker with wheels to Austin Przybylinski. These 2 items will allow him to get around not only at home but also at school. Thank you to all of our supporters whom we could not do things like this without!!