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Inspired by your support, we'll pay it forward | Letters

Last Friday night, May 17th, our family was the recipient of a fundraiser organized to assist my mother, Shann Weston, with her medical costs as she undergoes treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (all). The event was incredible for our family on so many levels.

We were so speechless seeing all of your talents on display — the quality of the auction items, the cooking and baking, the art and homegrown flower displays, the organizational cohesion, and musical talent was staggering.

And interwoven with your many talents is an altruistic spirit that can lift up and carry a family during the toughest of times. It is a rare and special gift our town has.

There was fun at the fairgrounds that night, and lots of it. Every single person in that building was someone we are always lucky to spend time with, and to have you all together at once, well, that was a plain honor.

We are so lucky and so blessed and so appreciative to share an island with all of you. The fundraiser was a poignant and beautiful lesson in community involvement and we are rejuvenated by your love and support.

With very full hearts, we will be trying to pay it forward.

Thank you for all your contributions, generosity, time, effort and talent. Know that every bit helps as my mom moves forward with her treatment. We are forever grateful.

The Porten-Weston Family/San Juan Island


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