>La Grande Observer | Union and Wallowa Counties' News Leader

Observer news NE Oregon Classifieds Web
web powered by Web Search Powered by Google

Follow LaGrandeObserver.com

La Grande Observer print edition

view all La Grande Observer print publications »

La Grande Observer Daily Paper 09/17/14

The LaGrande Observer is now online in a Replica E-edition form and publishes Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Current subscribers have full access to the E-edition.

View Paper

If you are not a current subscriber, subscribe today for immediate access.

Subscribe


Recent article comments

Powered by Disqus

Home arrow News arrow Local News arrow HILEMAN SERIOUS BUT STABLE FOLLOWING AMPUTATIONS

HILEMAN SERIOUS BUT STABLE FOLLOWING AMPUTATIONS

BOISE — A Wallowa woman who was lost in the woods near her home for a week in late October remains in serious but stable condition after undergoing amputations last week.

Mischelle Hileman, 39, who lost both legs below the knees as a result of frostbite, is expected to have skin graft surgery this week.

Hileman was found on Nov. 3 after spending eight days in a freezing mountain canyon, nine miles northeast of Wallowa. She had fallen and injured her leg while hunting and was unable to hike out of Alder Creek canyon.

Last week her parents expressed appreciation for all the support they have received, including donations "from people we've never heard of in Colorado and Wyoming," her father Benny Hileman said.

Support has continued from Eastern Oregon and the Hilemans' hometown. Kathy Wolfe Lewis of Boise served the family a Thanksgiving feast at St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, where Hileman is recovering. It was but the latest of several meals provided by the former Wallowa native.

The Wallowa Mountain Quilters Guild will be raffling a quilt to benefit Hileman, who has no insurance.

The hand-made churn-dash design quilt is on display at the Country Quilter in Enterprise. Tickets at $1 are available there, at Savoy's Specialties, The Uncommon Thread and elsewhere.

Contributions can also be made to an account in Hileman's name at any Community Bank branch.

Well wishes can be sent to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, 1055 N. Curtis Road, Boise, ID 83706.

 
blog comments powered by Disqus
News
Local / Sports / Business / State / National / Obituaries / Public Notices
Opinion
Editorials / Letters / Guest Columns / Columnists
Features
Outdoors / Ag / Spiritual / Go Magazine / Portraits
Classifieds
View all classifieds / Jobs / Autos / Real Estate / Rentals / Place an Ad
The Observer
About / Contact / Commercial Printing / Subscriptions / Terms of Use / Site Map
Also Online
Photo Reprints / Slideshows / Weather and Valley Cam / /index.php?option=com_rss&feed=RSS2.0&no_html=1">RSS Feed ?> RSS Feed

Follow La Grande Observer headlines on Follow La Grande Observer headlines on Twitter

© Copyright 2001 - 2014 Western Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. By Using this site you agree to our Terms of Use