Kaythern Fabian talks about her encounter with cancer at a LIONS of Acton CA Club Meeting 2018.04.04 Wednesday evening at the Acton-Agua Dulce Branch of the Los Angeles County Library.

20180404 · Acton Lions Club - Cancer Survivor Kaythren Fabian Speaks

by joycemediainc
Published on Apr 5, 2018

On the 4th of April, the Acton Lions Club Held a meeting where they had a special speaker.

Lions Club President Doc Ellis kicked off the meeting by introducing Kaythern Fabian. Kaythern is an 11 year old palmdale resident who was diagnosed with cancer when she was 9. She had tripped over a sprinkler which when Doctors looked at her leg, they found a lump, which turned out to be cancer. 

Shortly after she started chemotherapy. The treatments were working wonders however she unfortunately had to give up her leg. 

Kaythern is now learning how to walk again with a prosthetic leg. She has done everything but give up. Even during the most difficult times, Kaythern did everything she could to spread joy to others. Her mother recounted times where she would draw pictures for other kids while she was staying in the Children's Hospital. 

After she gave her talk, this brave young lady showed everyone in the room she could walk on her own without her walker. She walked around the room with her older brother closely behind to help just in case. After a big round of applause, Lion Sondra Tersigni presented her with a certificate of gratitude for sharing her inspiring story. 

The cancer Kaythern had is called Osteosarcoma. It is the most common cancer to develop in the bones of children. The cancer cells in these tumors look like early forms of bone cells that normally help make new bone tissue, but the bone tissue in an osteosarcoma is not as strong as that of normal bones. Most osteosarcomas occur in children and young adults. Teens are the most commonly affected age group, but osteosarcoma can develop at any age.

The Acton Lions Club holds meetings regularly on the 1st Wednesday of every month. The Acton Lions are dedicated to volunteer work and raising money for disease research and putting local kids through school. 

You can watch Kaythern’s speach on our YouTube channel JoyceMediaInc at


Randy Stein of Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation of Southern California talks about the foundation and the connection with LIONS on 2018.03.07 Wednesday evening at the Acton-Agua Dulce Branch of the Los Angeles County Library

Here is a video courtesy of the Acton Agua Dulce News at about the 2018 Lions Club of Acton CA Student Speaker Contest.

Acton Lions Club hosted their 2018 Student Speaker contest on February 7, 2018. The topic this year was: Integrity and Civility Play What Role in Today’s Society. This year there were five courageous high school students. Loker Kestler, Averie Burke, Victoria Goetz, Alyssa Heeb and Christien Gabarda. All have plans to further their education with aspirations of professions where they can help mankind.

President Lion Doc Ellis welcomed everyone and later in the evening introduced guests from Birtish Columbia, Canada. Lions Bill Lyle and Cecile Beaudoin were on a road trip and presented a banner to the president, who in turn gave one of the Acton Lion pins.

Lion Sondra Tersigni, 1st Vice Governor of Lions District 4-L1, emceed the 28th Annual Student Speakers Contest. Lion John McLane began with the Pledge of Allegiance and he was the official “door watcher”. No one could enter if a student was speaking. Lion Dan Horner gave the eloquent Invocation. Contest rules were read and they began with Contestants in order. Because of strict rules their speeches could not be recorded in any way.

#1 Loker Kestler a senior at Vasquez High School and was with his parents. He would like to become a Biomechanical Engineer.

#2. Averie Burke is from Quartz Hill High School and is a Sophomore. She would like to go into the medical field.

#3. Victoria Goetz, a senior at VHS would like to become a lawyer or physiologist. She will be going to Santa Barbara in the fall. She came with her mother.

#4 Alyssa Heeb, is a junior at VHS and came with dad and friend Justin for support. She said she did have something interesting in that she’s part of SABLE (Student Advisory Board Legislation and Eduction) in Sacrament and it’s alot of politics. She likes politics, film and photography. Congratulations Alyssa, the winner.

#5. Christien Gabarda, sophomore at Quartz Hill High School. 'I’d like to be aeronautical engineer and become a businessman. I’d preferably go to college that offers a full ride scholarship.” He came with his mother.

District Governor Steven Morgan's visit to the LIONS Club of Acton CA 2017.11.01 Wednesday at a meeting that started at 1900 at the Acton-Agua Dulce Branch of the Los Angeles County Library.

This video at  is courtesy of the folks at the Acton-Agua Dulce News.

LIONS Alert presentation at by Lion Catina Hood of the LIONS Club of Ridgecrest at a meeting of the LIONS Club of Acton, CA 2017.10.04 Wednesday starting at 1900 at the Acton-Agua Dulce Branch of the Los Angles County Library as part of LIONS focus on education.



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