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Eastern Sierra News for June 25, 2024





A long-time resident of Lone Pine, Kristin Palmer, is battling with the threat of an undefined cancer in the prime of her life. At age 30, Kristin, the mother of 4 children between the ages of 4 and 10, is undergoing 16 weeks of chemotherapy plus surgery to be followed by radiation treatment at the City of Hope in Duarte, California.

As with so many families dealing with this dreaded disease the costs are high, both financially and emotionally. The illness has already taken its toll as Kristin has had to quit her jobs in Lone Pine and is very concerned about her future and that of her children.

Denise Kellum, Kristin’s mother, and other concerned family and friends have planned a fundraising event next weekend to help Kristin to pay for transport and accommodation for her treatments as well as subsidize her loss of income.

The event will be held on Saturday, July 30th at the Lone Pine Park from noon to 5pm.  Bring the whole family and enjoy the bounce house, face painting, egg toss, musical chairs and karaoke, plus hamburgers, hot dogs, ribs and more. Donations of dry and canned goods are being accepted and a drop box will be available at the park during the event on July 30th.

For those who cannot attend or wish to do more, cash donations are being accepted at AltaOne Credit Union under Palmer Relief Fund, Acct. #90-0742188.

Healthy Communities of Southern Inyo County (HCSIC) is helping to get the word out about this event.