Mobile Ultrasound Unit Rolls Out
A new mobile ultrasound unit will soon be rolling through Erie and Crawford Counties thanks to a partnership between the Knights of Columbus and the Women's Care Center. Students from Seton Catholic School participated in a Baby Bottle Campaign last year and raised $2,000. The Chairman of the campaign, Phil Legler, wondered that if the students can raise that much money, how much money could the adults raise?
"We were able to donate $119,000 to the Women's Care Center of Erie County with $59,000 coming from the Knights of Columbus Supreme Council in Connecticut to pay for a mobile ultrasound machine that goes in the mobile unit," Legler said.
Randy Newport, the Executive Director of the Women's Care Center, said it is important to show the kids that their hard work paid off. "The kids did the work and helped raise money to purchase the vehicle so we wanted to come down and show them the fruits of their labor," Newport said.
Newport also spoke about how to access the machine. "We'll have an online system for appointments but we'll also take walk-ins so if somebody walks up and sees us and they want to come in, we will have somebody available for them," he said.
The pair said today that they hope to have the unit operational by April.