By Rich DeLisle
Every year our chapter picks youngsters who are dealing with physical challenges on a daily basis to go on a walleye fishing charter with one of our chapters long time donor(0ver20 years) and great friend If you want a great fishing trip Myron Gilbert of M&M Charters 517-592-3376.
This years youngsters were Michael Brown age 18, son of Brenda and Joe Brown from Jackson, Michigan, Michael has autism.
Second youngster was Luke Owczarzak age 14, Luke has cystic fibrosis his parents are Mark and Michelle from Troy, Michigan.
Neither of these families had ever been on a fishing charter so it was quite a thrill for all of them. I met the families at Toledo Beach Marina and gave them S.C.I. Chapter hats and packed them food and drinks to take out fishing. Myron is one of the greatest guys I know for making people feel comfortable. They were gone about 5 hours had a boat load of great tasting fish. Made it back before a big storm front. They all raved about the great time they had. Myron got all the fish cleaned and fileted and bagged, just as the storm was approaching.
Thank you Myron and thank you to our chapter members who support this day so that these families for 1 day can forget the challenges they deal with on a daily basis.