Anchorage Project Access saves life of hairdresser through donated surgery
Updated: Nov. 30, 2022 at 2:54 PM AKST
Hairdresser Teresa Olorunlowo of Anchorage was dying of anemia. She needed a hysterectomy but what was holding her back wasn’t a lack of doctors or surgeons here in Anchorage. It was a lack of money. Even after a 30-year career, she still couldn’t afford health insurance. After a near-death experience while on a camping trip, she was preparing for the worst. The mother and grandmother had resigned herself to the notion that she couldn’t get the care she needed. But, thanks to her primary care doctor, Teresa was put in touch with Anchorage Project Access, a nonprofit that connects people in need of surgeries and dental care with doctors who will provide those services for free. She’s doing great today, thanks to Anchorage Project Access, and says she would not be here today if not for their generosity.
Sharpe plead guilty to manslaughter as part of a plea deal taken last September after his trial had already been set to get underway. Friday, Superior Court Judge Gregory Miller accepted the terms and sentenced Sharpe to 20 years in prison with 10 suspended and five years probation.
Melissa Hickman and her husband are remodeling their house in Fairbanks. They were ripping down some old paneling when they discovered some youthful signatures and names on the wall behind the paneling. The name “Katie Ladner ’79,” was written in cursive with a cute little flower along with the names “Chris” (with the ‘S’ missing) and “Mike G.” Melissa put a picture of the names and flower up on the Facebook page, Fairbanks, Alaska, to see if by chance she could find out who the people were 44 years later. And in less than an hour, social media did its thing and Katie was located living in Kingston, Washington. The two have since spoken and made a connection and the home on Birch Hill for Melissa and her family now has a bit of history and a face to go with what was just a name on the wall from long ago. If you have a story idea for the Allgood News, contact Dave at : AllgoodNews@KTUU.com