Appreciate fundraiser for transplant

Dear Editor,

I would like to take this time to express our gratitude to those who joined us for the Fundraiser for Douglas Perronteau’s Kidney transplant fundraiser.

On Saturday May 17th, Marge Jameson hosted an Indian Taco Feed and auction at the Legion in Oroville. The event was well attended, and a group of very generous people were bidding on various items in the auction. Items such as dessert, lawn chairs, Native design prints, handmade purses, beach party baskets, quilts, Pendleton Blankets, and plenty of beadwork were available to bid on. There were visitors from as far away as Martha’s Vineyard Island, Massachusetts, and Branson, Missouri. We all enjoyed fellowship with the Retasket/Jameson families and are grateful to all who attended.

Enough funding was raised to assist Douglas and his family. The money will go toward transportation for a donor to fly from Texas and for costs associated with his bi-weekly travel to and from Seattle following the transplant to check on his progress and health.

There are not enough ways to say thank you for the generosity displayed that day. Certainly you have all touched our lives and we will remember this as one of the few positive experiences throughout Douglas’s illness. I am particularly grateful to those who have never met Douglas but had such giving hearts to support this cause.

When the time comes for his transplant, we need to be focused on health rather than financial challenges. This fundraiser made that possible. YOU made that possible. If you would still like to make a donation, you can do so by logging onto


Josephine Perronteau