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Hairdressers friends come to her aid with fundraiser, blood drive

Events to support Forest Grove woman set Saturday in Cornelius


by: COURTESY PHOTO - Kirsten Landauer poses with her fiance, Scott, and her son, Jaxson.Kirsten Landauer is tired.

She’s been tired since she found out two months ago she has Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare form of cancer usually diagnosed in children. The treatment is exhausting, Landauer said.

Doctors first removed a peach-sized mass in her chest and now Landauer is undergoing chemotherapy treatments. She’ll start radiation in a few weeks.

“It’s a really aggressive form so we’re treating it really aggressively,” said Landauer, a 33-year-old Forest Grove resident with three kids ages 2 to 14.

Landauer is a hairdresser who’s lost all her hair.

Her coworkers at Klassy Kuts, a hair salon in Cornelius, are holding a fundraiser for her — as well as a blood drive — on Saturday, April 26 at 225 N. Adair St. in Cornelius. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the salon will offer haircuts and abbreviated manicures for a $10 donation. There will be a raffle and refreshments, too.

The blood drive will be held in the parking lot.

Landauer signed up for insurance through Cover Oregon, but that won’t take care of all her expenses. After receiving her first bill in the mail, Landauer is nervous.

“Kirsten is such a hard worker and she is always wanting to help everyone around her,” said Danielle Case, a coworker at Klassy Kuts. “It’s taking a toll on her not being able to work. Stylists want to see their clients and don’t want them to start going to someone else.”

“I feel really blessed for the gals I work with and for the community [members] who are supporting me and helping others who need help, too,” said Landauer, who will eventually need a blood transfusion. “I’m lucky.”




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