Michigan KC 55th Ultrasound

Published by: Gary Merritt On: 03/21/2019 Under: Culture of Life

Wednesday March 20, 2019 marked the dedication of the 55th Ultrasound Machine in Michigan.

Fr. Mike Alber from St. Patrick Church in Portland provided the opening prayer and blessing of the Ultrasound machine which took place at Positive Solutions & Informed Choices in Ionia.

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In attendance, District Deputy Bill Vallier, Portland Council #2168 GK Bill Christian, PSIC Executive Director Katie Kramer, PSIC Board President Paul Lewis along with PSIC staff and Brother Knights from Portland Council #2168. Others in attendance and pictured are Grand Rapids Diocesan Program Director Garret Kelenske,  State Pro Life Chair Couple Tim & Cindy Donovan and State P.R. Director Gary Merritt.

Sponsoring Council: Portland Council #2168 along with the help of neighboring Councils #14404 in Lake Odessa, #11113 in Saranac, & #8071 in Pewamo.

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Board President Paul Lewis communicated the importance of this Ultrasound Machine while thanking the Knights of Columbus for their generosity and commitment to protecting the unborn. Executive Director Katie Kramer also communicated her thanks to the K of C recognizing the great work that's being done at these Pregnancy Centers opening the hearts and minds of those facing difficult decisions. Reverend Marilyn Danielson concluded the ceremony by providing us with an inspirational closing prayer.


Many thanks to all who participated and donated that may not be mentioned, please know that without all of you none of this would be possible.

The Ultrasound Initiative has provided an opportunity for the Michigan Councils to install 55 units in clinics around the state. This is a great gift and tool for the facilities helping them promote their life saving position, but it is the just beginning of the Knights commitment to this tool. Continuing support is needed such as repair and warranty cost of the unit and other necessities the clinic uses to support the new mothers. To find a clinic near your council, click here to see a list of the clinics that have received a unit thru the Knights program and consider supporting one.

And last but far from least, let us not forget Supreme Council Knights of Columbus for their matching funds program which has surpassed its original goal of 1,000 Life Saving Ultrasound Machines Order wide.

God bless, Tim & Cindy Donovan Michigan State Pro Life Chair Couple Knights of Columbus