The David & Teresa Disiere Foundation is very pleased to announce a $25,000 donation to Shreveport’s Shriners Hospital for Children to help purchase a low dose x-ray machine.

Many children with spinal issues like scoliosis are subjected to numerous x-rays during the course of their treatment, and as a result, they are exposed to a lot of radiation. The EOS system uses new technology that produces high quality images with up to nine times less radiation than a traditional x-ray machine, making it a better and safer option for young patients. The system works by taking two full body images which are then used to create a 3D model of the patient’s skeleton. Currently, the closest EOS System is in Kansas City, Missouri.

Shriners Hospitals for Children provides care to children with neuromusculoskeletal conditions, burn injuries and other special healthcare needs regardless of the patient or family’s ability to pay. As a 501(c)3 organization, Shriners Hospitals for Children relies on donations from Shriners, corporations and the public.

The David & Teresa Disiere Foundation will also offer a second matching donation up to $25,000 for additional funds raised by the public. The donation drive will take place on Thursday, December 14, 2017 during  the 4pm newscast on KPXJ CW-21 and 5pm and 6pm newscasts on KTBS 3.

To donate to the low dose x-ray machine fund for Shreveport’s Shriners Hospital for Children, please call 318-861-KTBS (5827) during the program. With your help, we can make a big difference in the lives of many children.