Lion’s Club Holds Benefit for Recipient of Full Face Transplant “RIDE FOR THE BLIND” Raises Funds to Provide a Leader Dog SOUTHLAKE, TEXAS — The Southlake Lion’s Club is holding a benefit bike ride and raffle for Dallas Wiens, recipient of the first full face transplant in the United States, on Saturday, October 1, 2011. The club is holding the event to raise funds to provide Wiens with a Leader Dog. Wiens lost his sight and most of his facial features in an accident in 2008 at the age of 23. Wiens was critically burned by a high voltage wire while painting a local church. He was immediately airlifted to Parkland Hospital, where he was given a slim chance of survival. Two years later a team of more than 30 doctors at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital made medical history by performing the nation’s first full face transplant on Wiens. Registration for the bike ride, which is hosted by The Southlake Lion’s Club, begins at 9:30 am at Pieter Andries Jewelers in Southlake. The 30-minute bike ride begins at 11:00 am and leads participants to Texas Harley in Bedford. A raffle will be held at Texas Harley for a 2011 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail. Registration for the event is per motorbike and raffle tickets are each or three for 0. Participation in the bike ride is not required for a chance at the raffle’s grand prize. Proceeds from the bike ride and raffle will go towards providing Wiens with a Leader Dog. Since 1939 Leader Dogs for the Blind has worked to

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