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6A Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Feather River Bulletin Q, from page 1A Fundraising yard sale, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Plumas Rural Services parking lot at 711 E. Main St. on Cemetery Hill. Proceeds support The Common Good Community Foundation. Blacksmithing demonstration, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Plumas County Museum at 500 Jackson St. All welcome to watch master blacksmith, museum docent Ray Nichol. For information: 283-6320, plumasmuseum.org. Car race; grandstands open 5 p.m., racing starts 7; American Valley Speedway at 206 Fairground Road. Adults $8, ages 13 - 17 $7, ages 6- 12 $5, 5 and under free. For information: america nvalleyspeedway.com 283-2175. Sunday: Fundraising carwash, starts 10 a.m, Les Schwab Horton Tire Center. Proceeds go toward Haley Perkins' medical bills. Donations tax-deductible. Next week: Free "Baobab Blast" Vacation Bible School, 9 a.m.- noon, Methodist Church Fellowship Hall at corner of Church and High streets. Sign in, register (8:45 a.m.) at Our Savior Lutheran Church at 298 E. High St. Open to children ages 3 - 12. For information: 283-1740. Wednesday, Aug. 6: Doctor meet-and-greet, 5 - 7 p.m., Main Street Artists Gallery at 436 Main St. New family practice physicians Joey Schad, Daniel Cooper, surgeon Mark Williams introduced to area residents. Free; refreshments served. WATER, from page 1A Sullivan to tell staff, "We don't want you:to be water cops -- we want you to be educational cops." Staff will have information brochures available to distribute to customers while conducting their usual service and maintenance rounds. All customers received water conservation brochures and magnets and the office has extras for anyone who desires them. Information can be found on the district's website, quincycsd.com, or by calling 283-0836. The East Quincy Services ' District will address the state mandate at its regularly scheduled board meeting Aug. 12, secretary Shawneen Howe said, unless it gets word from the state that this issue demands the board's attention immediately. Carwashes help family in need Plumas County Jail to hold Aug. 3 washes in Quincy, Portola Austin Hagwood Staff Writer Austin.G.Hagwood.l@nd.edu The gleam of a surgeon's scalpel strikes fear in even the bravest adult hearts. But for 10-year-old Haley Perkins, the operating room remains a constant reality. Helping Haley will be the focus of the Plumas County Jail's carwashes in Portola and Quincy on Aug. 3, with all proceeds going to the Perkins family as they grapple with the mounting cost of their daughter's medical care. In 2010, Haley cried out in excruciating pain without a visible explanation. Doctors discovered a staghorn kidney stone measuring among the largest ever recorded and gave her a 20 percent chance of surviving the emergency surgery needed to save her life. She was 6 years old. "Her kidney was functioning at 16 percent, and I was told that if we didn't do surgery, I would have a year," Haley's mother, Christy Perkins, recalled. After 10 hours in surgery, doctors removed the stone. But Haley's struggles had just begun. Her kidney continued to produce stones, leading to nine more |RPLUMBING 00HEATING COOLING" ELECTRIC" Insure Your Family's Safety and Comfort! mmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmm , COOLING SYSTEM SERVICE', I I I I ,' A/C $159 SWAMP COOLERS $219 i " I Offer and coupon valid through August 30. 2014. Not valid with any other coupon. Immmm mm mmm mm m mmmu mm mmmmm mm'A-mummm I Fundraising organizer Commander Chad Hermann, left, stands with Haley's mother, Christy Perkins, Haley Perkins and Jose Carillo, Haley's Stepfather and a seven-year U.S. Navy veteran. Ten-year-old Haley has undergone 12 surgeries in four years. Photo by Austin Hagwood WE ALSO CLEAN CHIMNEY'S Protect Yclr Investment! (.54 Lic'. #C=36 396522 i__.,_i Hire a Licensed Cbntractor  I operations in the span of 10 months. And just as her kidney function returned to 25 percent in 2014, her gallbladder began to fail, leaving her family on the brink of a 13th surgery. When Commander Chad Hermann learned of Haley's plight, he knew he had to help. "What a lot of people don't realize is that even though you have medical coverage, it doesn't cover close to everything. When you,re making four or five trips down to UC Davis or UC San Francisco, the hotel bills and fuel billsadd up," he said. "Being with the sheriffs office, our job is taking care of the community. And taking care of the community also happens outside the patrol car. You can't leave your kids behind." The Perkins family has lived in Portola for a year and also spoke of the teasing and taunts Haley has endured while trying to adjust to a new school. "Being new to a small community like this, it's NOW ACCEPTING Lawn Clippings & Leaves for commercial composting. Tipping fee: v20/pick-up load erlals, Inc. Top Soil * Concrete * Rock Sand Gravel (530) 283-2736 hard to get your feet on the ground," Hermann said. "But Portola's always been my home, and you do what you can to help others out." Haley has refused to let surgeries stop her, and she hopes to become a pediatric urologist and help other children suffering from similar conditions. "She is by far the strongest person I've ever met in my life," her mother said. She'll go into the operating room and I'll be crying and she'll look at me and say, 'Mommy, don't cry -- just pray.'" Anyone wishing to help Haley can attend carwashes at the Kwik Stop K&S Market in Portola, which has donated water and hot dogs to the event, or Les Schwab Horton Tire Center in Quincy on Aug. 3. Carwashes start at 10 a.m. and continue as long as customers remain. Everyone who purchases a carwash or makes a donation will receive a slip of paper with an EIN number for tax-deduction purposes. Those who can't attend the carwash may still donate via Haley's US Bank account (number 153755123384). Her family has also started a GoFundMe page at gofundme. com/help-save-haley. CA Lic. #C-20, C- I0, 963154 (s30, 00008,3474 (s3o) .8274 Meet & Greet with the new members of our Medical Staff /oey Sehad, MD Family Medicine & Obstetrics Mark Williams, MD General Surgery Wednesday, August 6 5- 7p.m. Main Street Artists Gallery 436 Main Street, downtown Quincy Light refreshmen ts Free admission Daniel Cooper, DO Family Medicine DISTRICT HOSPITAL 2 Locations 1Number* 283-0484 IDetailing Special J (530) 283-9945 ,