Kimber Lee and her twin Austin had dinner with their family on their birthday January 19, as they have the past 17 years. This year was a bit different. So different, Austin said he was happy to give his sister the limelight with over 300 people in attendance for a special fund raiser. Lions Club from other towns came to support the Live Oak Lions and Leo Club's big fund raiser with sponsored tables from as far away as Willows. A total of 19 tables were sold for $250 thanks to sponsors.
Kimber and her family will travel to San Diego this month for an appointment with neurologists to determine the best treatment plan for her .
When Kimber suffered a concussion after a fall it was discovered with a CT in November that she had a cyst in her brain. There are treatment options as there is a reservoir of cerebral fluid acting as a reservoir.
Pasta With A Purpose was a wonderful pasta dinner donated by the employee-owners of Recology Yuba Sutter and this is something this civic minded group does many times a year.
Spaghetti and meatballs were served with French bread, salad and dessert at the Live Oak Community Center which was beautifully decorated purple and silver primarily.
Her parents James and Kara were extremely thankful for the outpouring of support from Veterans Stand Down for their travel expenses to San Diego that caught them off guard.
The Live Oak Lions Club is to be commended for such a well planned and well attended fund raiser with not only a gun auction but a live auction that featured an African Safari for two with a $7,500 value, a one hour plan ride around the Buttes by Jones Flying Service with a $500 value and a Four hour sailboat trip on the San Francisco Bay for three donated by Supervisor
Flores and Councilman Jason Banks with a value of $1,000.
Live music was provided by The Matrix.
The raffle alone raised over $9,500 and it was obvious this would be a success when 4,000 tickets had been sold within the first hour.
A GoFundMe account has been established in Kimber's name along with a Living Trust to help with medical expenses, travel and lodging for the treatments.
Friends Joe and Jackie Griffin are accepting any checks made out to Kimber Lee that can be mailed to Kimber Lee c/o Live Oak Lions, PO Box 325, Live Oak, Ca 95953.