Lifelong Delta resident Dora Valdez is facing a liver transplant after being diagnosed with an illness called NASH. NASH stands for Non-Alcoholic Steato Hepatitis and is a form of liver cirrhosis which develops from a fatty liver. Dora also suffers from diabetes and high blood pressure.
As a member of the Delta Emblem Club, Dora has helped raise funds for many worthy causes. She is a member of the Spanish Choir at St. Michael's Church, has been active in TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), and served on the board of Delta County Memorial Hospital.
A wife and mother, she entered the workforce when her children reached school age. After various short-term jobs, she began a 36-year career in the Delta County clerk and recorder's office.
After she retired, her health began to change. The most recent development is NASH, which is marked by inflammation and a damaged liver.
Liver transplants can be very costly. Dora's family is working together closely to host various fundraisers in an attempt to overcome the unexpected medical expenses. The family has also established a donation account at Wells Fargo Bank. Donations can be made at any Wells Fargo branch to the account, which is titled "Donations for Dora Valdez."
If you have any questions or ideas, or if you would like to help, contact Dora's daughter, Angela, at 970-270-0702 or Dora's husband, Tommy, at 970-773-8155.
On Tuesday, Sept. 11, the Delta County Board of Commissioners called a special meeting to consider the board's response to the Bureau of Land Management's preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) concerning the lease parcels proposed for the December BLM sale.
Several people from the North Fork were present to provide input.