Help sought for ailing librarian



— Donations are sought to help librarian Meg Lange, who is battling cancer.

Lange, 61, is undergoing treatment at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle for multiple myeloma, a cancer of plasma cells, said her sister, Cathy Lange of Riverside.

She underwent chemotherapy in Omak, then went to Seattle for more chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant.

Her own cells were harvested for the treatment, her sister said.

She’s been in Seattle a month and expects to be there another three months. She had been staying in an apartment, but now is hospitalized.

Her son, Cody Bennett, has been with her, and her four siblings also stay when they can.

“We’re trying to be there for her,” Cathy Lange said.

A savings account, the Margaret Lange Donation Account, has been set up at Wells Fargo Bank to help with living expenses and other costs not covered by insurance, Cathy Lange said.

Donation cans are planned for local stores, and a benefit dinner may be organized.

Meg Lange has worked at the Tonasket Public Library for almost 17 years.

In addition to her day-to-day work, she also has done school programs, organized book sales and led the summer reading program.

She has two sons, Jared and Cody Bennett.



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