by Shauri Thacker
On January 31st, the Altamont community, joined by others, came together for a raffle and dinner fundraiser in support of local high school student Evee Jessen. What had started out as a small ailment for Evee had quickly become a deadly septic infection and a stack of medical bills, prompting the fundraiser event on January 31st. Now, two months later, there’s growth and prosperity for her and the other sweet family the fundraiser aimed to support. “I was overwhelmed with joy,” says Evee about that night. “It helped a lot with the medical bills, and I thought it was the best thing ever. People can be really good and do good things.” We’re happy to see normality seeping back into their lives, and it goes to show that communities truly do take care of their own.