Shriners Hospital for Children in Shreveport is nearly $67,000 closer to its goal of purchasing a low dose x-ray machine for its patients. The David & Teresa Disiere Foundation donated $25,000 to the hospital to help purchase an EOS System.

The Disieres presented the check to Shriners Hospital for Children in Shreveport on Thursday, December 14th, 2017. The donation was to honor the wish of his late father, Francis Disiere to support the Shreveport Hospital. Francis Disiere was a longtime member of the El Karubah Shrine in Shreveport.

The foundation also sponsored a fundraising effort that evening. The Disieres announced they would match all donations up to an additional $25,000. The donation event raised $16,500 for the EOS System, which was an amazing effort from people across the Ark-La-Tex.

Despite falling a little short, The David & Teresa Disiere Foundation proceeded with the full match of $25,000, bringing the foundation’s total donation to $50,000. Adding in the public donations, the total amount raised for the x-ray machine was $66,500.

The EOS System will be the first of its kind in Louisiana and will help the hospital provide the highest quality care to its young patients, many of whom rely on the hospital for care they would not otherwise be able to receive. This x-ray machine uses new technology to produce high quality images with 85% less radiation than a standard x-ray machine, making it a better and safer option for young patients. Since Shriners Hospital for Children in Shreveport treats patients with spinal issues like scoliosis, those patients are subjected to numerous x-rays during the course of their treatment.