Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! If the inimitable Dr. Seuss (real name: Theodor Seuss Geisel) had been alive to celebrate what would have been his 105th birthday, he’d likely have been quite proud of the way Ely Lions in Nevada helped start the party. Lions want children to enjoy reading, but know that if they can’t clearly see the words on a page, a lifetime of reading joy will be denied. They sponsored Project Read at a local elementary school to raise money to provide Irlen Lenses, specially tinted lenses to aid the vision of children whose eyes can’t process words while reading or writing. Irlen Syndrome (also known as Scotopic Sensibility Syndrome) causes a problem in processing visual information, but by filtering out specific wave lengths of light, the problem is virtually eliminated. Paul Johnson, 2008-09 club president, recalls learning about the lenses when first approached by Melany Johnson (no relation), a special education teacher in the White Pine County School District. “The concept that you could fix a reading problem by simply providing colored lenses appeared too good to be true; however, because of the passion of the teacher and the dramatic changes she had witnessed, we decided to get involved.” Typically, without the colored overlays on lenses, images move or swirl. Common side effects of Irlen Syndrome are migraines and sensitivity to light. Children were sponsored through pledges for each page read. Lions provided music and made balloon animals to keep the atmosphere lighthearted and fun. It worked. The Read-athon raised $1,800 to buy lenses, but Lions have since received more requests from more families to provide testing and lenses if needed. The cost for testing and lenses can range from $400 to $800 depending on severity. Johnson says he’s personally seen the dramatic improvement that the colored lenses can bring to a child’s life. His son struggled with reading and after trying the lenses, “There was a clear and distinctly noticeable difference,” Johnson says. “His reading has improved immensely.” Introducing the redesigned Neptune® Upright Bath Lift, a better way to regain your independence and stay in the home you love. Last year, a product that had been popular for years in England was introduced to the American public. The Neptune Upright Bath Lift enabled thousands of people to rediscover the simple pleasure and therapeutic benefits of taking a bath without the danger of slipping and falling. This extraordinary product caught on fast, but the relatively costly technology left many high and dry. We sent our engineers back to the drawing board with a simple mission… create a high-quality lift at an affordable price. Through improved technology and more efficient manufacturing techniques, we achieved our goal. The result is a bath lift that maintains our high standards for durability and safety, at an all-time low price that is within most people’s budgets. Do you remember when taking a refreshing, relaxing, and rejuvenating bath was something you looked forward to… not avoided? For millions, getting older and losing mobility has meant giving up the use of their bathtub. Some resort to sitting in a chair in the shower; others are forced to take “sponge baths” at the sink. Worse yet, some have to get caregivers and loved ones to lower them into the tub. Now, there’s a better way. The Neptune Upright Bath Lift is so easy. Just put the chair into the tub. The high-quality suction cups hold it in place. You simply sit on the transfer flap and swing your legs into the tub. Press the button on the fully water proof remote, and the chair lowers to the bottom of the tub. When you are done, press another button and the chair returns you to the top of the tub. The remote contains a powerful rechargeable battery that operates up to seven up/down cycles, and a light indicates when it needs to be recharged. Simply unclip the remote and plug it into any outlet to charge. The smart-chip technology in the remote will not allow it to lower you if there is not sufficient power to raise you back up. Are you missing the luxury and benefits of a good soak in the tub? Call now, and our knowledgeable product experts will tell you how you can get started. Call today, and we’ll let you try the Neptune Upright Bath Lift with our exclusive 30-day home trial. If you are not completely satisfied for any reason, simply return it for a refund of the product purchase price. Call now!
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