May 28, 2001
Buzz cuts will help bus driver with cancer
by Lisa Allen
Valley View Editor
When popular Riverview bus driver Kim Sheldon was diagnosed recently with ovarian cancer, and lost her hair due to chemotherapy treatments, fellow driver Shelly Johnson decided an appropriate way for the community to show their support would be for them to have the opportunity to share in the hair loss.
So, on June 2, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., residents (male or female) can get free "bus driver buzz cuts" at Country Rose Hair Salon, next to Stillwater Store on SR 203 north of Carnation, and make a donation in Sheldon's name to help the family with costs not covered by insurance.
Country Rose owner Rose Thomas-Warren and stylist Kelly Thomas "jumped at the chance to help," said Johnson.
Sheldon, the mother of four children, was unable to work for several months, but has returned to her bus driving job on a part-time basis.
Her husband also is a bus driver for the Riverview School District. Recently, he underwent surgery to remove a tumor on his spine and was also out of work for a time.