Saturday, October 6, 2012
Social media can be much more than an entertainment. For the family of Rick Cain, it is becoming a lifeline.
Cain, a recent employee of Krieg Millwork and the sole wage earner for his family, is undergoing a battle with a rare form of thymic cancer. He underwent a difficult surgery this week.
While he is recovering, friends, family and supporters from the Gorge are stepping up to help out with medical bills and family living expenses, and they are using a new, high-tech method to get funds directly into the family’s bank account.
So far, 27 people have offered a total of $3,560 toward the family’s $15,000 expenses target.
Cain’s wife, Elise Barron Cain, created a web page through the public fundraising site “gofundme.com” where supporters can read about Rick’s recovery as well and offer donations if they are able.
“It is and has been hard for us to let our community know we need help,” said Cain. “We are so grateful for the outpouring of support.”
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I Can't Keep Quiet singers at "Citizen Town Hall"
‘I can’t keep quiet,’ sing members of an impromptu choir in front of Hood River Middle School Saturday prior to the citizen town hall for questions to Rep. Greg Walden. The song addresses female empowerment generally and sexual violence implicitly, and gained prominence during the International Women’s Day events in January. The singers braved a sudden squall to finish their song and about 220 people gathered in HRMS auditorium, which will be the scene of the April 12 town hall with Rep. Greg Walden, at 3 p.m. Enlarge