Kristie Olson


NOTE: The benefit for Kristie Olson has been held, but the fund for her remains open for donations.

Kristie, 43, East Grand Forks, a single mom to her son, Jackson, 9, was diagnosed with breast cancer in January. Jackson is involved in school sports, Cub Scouts, church and other activities.

Kristie underwent a double mastectomy Feb. 13 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks.  She had a second surgery May 8 and will continue reconstructive surgery through Truyu Aesthetic Center.
 
Poster for Kristie Olson benefit on June 28 in East Grand Forks
Kristie also is undergoing more genetic tests and foresees a hysterectomy surgery in coming months.

A special education paraprofessional at Grand Forks’ Phoenix Elementary and a part-time caregiver for the elderly and people with disabilities in EGF for Home at Heart Care, Kristie has not worked since February and is on medical leave until her doctors approve her return.

A special fundraiser to help Kristie with medical and general expenses is set for 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 28, at the East Grand Forks Fraternal Order of Eagles building, 227 10th St. N.W.

Plans call for the freewill-offering spaghetti dinner benefit also to feature a silent auction, raffle tickets, 50/50 drawing and more.  All proceeds will go to help her with medical and general expenses.


You also may help Kristie by clicking the "Donate Now" button at the top of this page and using your credit card or PayPal to make a contribution.

Or, mail your check to: NDAD, c/o Kristie Olson Fundraiser 2660 S. Columbia Road Grand Forks, ND 58201. Please make checks payable to NDAD and write “Kristie Olson” on your check’s memo line.


All proceeds will be used to help cover medical and general living expenses.

Watch for updates on this page and on NDAD's Facebook and Twitter pages in coming weeks.

NDAD is a sponsor of the Kristie Olson fundraiser through its free charitable Community Fundraisers Program. Learn more about the program by calling (800) 532-NDAD or contacting your nearest NDAD office.









 

Karen Schelinder
Karen Schelinder followed a path of helping others, ever since she served as a Lutheran church parish worker in the 1960s. When someone sought help, her philosophy had been simple. “There’s a reason they need it,” said Schelinder, told NDAD in an early 2013 interview. Karen died the following year at age 66.   In the ...
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