AHWAHNEE – The Oakhurst chapter of nonprofit organization Helping One Woman (HOW) will meet to honor longtime mountain-area resident Kathy David at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Mar. 16, at the Hitching Post in Ahwahnee.
Kathy is not only facing overwhelming medical needs for herself, say organizers, she has also had to face those with her husband, John.
“These needs began years ago for John, with two open heart surgeries, Parkinson’s, diabetes, two kidney transplants, and a double amputation of his legs,” says HOW. “Kathy suffered an aneurism and is also an amputee survivor. John was a dedicated teacher at Madera High in metal shop, while Kathy has donated her time to helping in her daughter’s classroom at Wasuma over many years.
The couple have three children altogether: Michele Stephens, Gabby Franck, and Matt David. Since their medical needs are so significant, organizers explain, their family is doing their best to help them cope with life’s challenges.
“However,” they add, “it is not always enough. We really hope you come out to support this tremendous family who are well known in our mountain community and could use your help.”
Those participating in the HOW benefit dinner place $10 or more toward a contribution for February’s guest of honor, Lynette, and pay for their own dinners. RSVP to the Hitching Post (559) 683-7917.
Monetary donations or gifts for the prize drawing may be dropped off at Tokens Gift Thrift.
How members believe that “one woman giving $10 can buy another woman’s lunch. Ten women giving $10 can buy another woman’s groceries. One hundred women giving $10 can change another woman’s life. This is how HOW works.”
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