Kim (age 43 with a 20 year old son) was misdiagnosed 4 years ago with fibrous dysplasia, when she actually has a meningioma -- a brain tumor. Prior to the correct diagnosis in November, she had what was an unnecessary surgery at OHSU in Portland in late August, costing thousands of dollars. After the diagnosis, she had brain surgery at OHSU in November -- again costing tens of thousands of dollars. And while they were able to get bits and pieces of the tumor, the majority is inoperable. The tumor has stolen the eyesight in her left eye, most of the hearing in her left ear, and left her in considerable and constant pain.
She worked in HR at Head Start, but it's not clear whether she will be able to return to work any time soon. So Papa's Pizza on Coburg Road is holding a fundraiser for her on January 5th, and you need the flyer for your purchase to benefit her fund.