By Akasha Spino-Bybee

Special event to be held for cancer victim


On Saturday, June 27, the American Legion will host a silent auction, spaghetti dinner, and raffle, on behalf of longtime Goldendale resident, Shawn Keffeler. On April 20, Keffeler was diagnosed with primary brain cancer, grade 4 Glioblastoma, a parasitic tumor.

After initial diagnosis of the tumor, Keffeler was taken from The Dalles to Oregon Health and Sciences University (OHSU). He was placed in the intensive care unit for a week, where doctors removed as much of the tumor as they could. Test results of the tumor came back showing positive for cancer, and he is now in his fifth week of radiation and chemotherapy.

Keffeler is currently traveling back and forth from Goldendale to The Dal...

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