Lakeport Fire plans benefit for Halee Parlee


LAKEPORT – The Lakeport Fire District is asking the community to come and give them a hand in supporting a young family struggling with a serious health issue.

Lakeport Fire Chief Ken Wells said Chad Parlee a fire district volunteer since 1990 and his wife, Brandi, recently found out their 9-year-old daughter, Halee, has encephalitis.

Since her diagnosis, Halee has been receiving treatment at the Oakland Children's Hospital, Wells reported. “I don't think we could even imagine what the costs are,” Wells said.

Chad Parlee works as an airplane mechanic at Lampson Field, said Wells, and the young working-class family is struggling with Halee's medical costs.

But firefighters are used to helping those in need, and so Wells and his department are organizing a Saturday benefit to help the family.

Wells said the pancake breakfast fundraiser will be held on Sunday, May 20, at the Lakeport Fire main station, 445 N. Main St.

Firefighters will serve up a complete breakfast, including pancakes, sausage, bacon, eggs and coffee, from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

“Hopefully it will go longer,” said Wells.

Many area businesses are donating to the effort, said Wells. “Everybody's kicking in.”

Those who have donated to the fundraiser, Wells reported, are Lakeport McDonald's, Longs Drugs, Park Place, Hi-Way Grocery, The Cottage Coffee Shop, Renee's Cafe, Perko's, Grocery Outlet, Shoreline Restaurant, Bruno's Shop Smart and Safeway.

The community is urged to come enjoy breakfast Sunday come early and stay late and help the Parlees as they get Halee the medical help she needs.

For more information or to make donations, call Lakeport Fire, 263-4396.

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