By VIVIAN EDERSHEIM
Raymond Kiwanis will hear from Andrea “Andie” Keller, a Raymond native now living and working in Olympia, at the July 23 meeting. The group meets at noon at The Barge.
Interested family and friends of Keller are invited to sit in to hear from her. Keller will bring her audience up to date on her medical situation. She is currently waiting for a kidney/pancreas transplant at Seattle’s Swedish Medical Center. The need for a transplant comes as a result of many health issues in recent past, some stemming from a diagnosis of juvenile diabetes when she was 12 years old. Despite the health challenges, Keller maintains full-time employment at the Washington State Department of Health and, according to family members, maintains a positive attitude and inspirational attitude.
The Raymond Kiwanis meet at 12 noon every Wednesday at The Barge restaurant, 160 Laurel. Meetings generally are over by 1 p.m. Interested members of the public are always welcome to attend and listen in during programs.