Woman raising money to help her sister pay bills after tumor and aneurysm
Saturday, June 21, 2014 3:00 AM
Karolee McClellan of Crawfordsville is looking out for her big sister who is in danger of losing her home. She has already lost her health.
Lynna Walker was transported to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis by Lifeline helicopter over Memorial Day weekend. An aneurysm had burst in her kidney.
McClellan is basically the only person Walker can rely on in her hour of need.
Two years ago, Walker's husband, Randy, was involved in a head-on motorcycle accident that left him permanently disabled.
Lynna worked for decades in Montgomery County as nurse's aide, a CNA and a QMA, McClellan said.
"This is the sister that raised me," McClellan said. "She walked me to school, she walked me to my grandmother's after school. She took me to cheerleader practice. She taught me how to be part of a team."
McClellan is distributing flyers and collecting money to help her sister pay mounting bills.
There is a fundraiser for Walker at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 920 E. South Boulevard, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday. It will feature live entertainment, silent auctions, raffles and a social.
She has also arranged with Buffalo Wild Wings to raise money through a fundraiser on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. BWW will donate 15 percent to help Walker, when a customer has one of McClellan's coupons.
Big R manager Kristi Wethington has also agreed to let anyone who wants to have a fundraiser for Walker to use a portion of the Big R parking lot, Wethington said.
If you want to help McClellan, you can call her at 366-4030.
McClellan also organized a fundraising organization, Karolee's Hope Chest, which raises money for other people in need. You can learn more on the page, facebook.com/karoleeshopechest.