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Friends rally for Fuller family

November 30, 2021

Bruce and Lisa Fuller
A Boundary County family suffered a serious medical emergency recently and the terrible costs that attend such crisis, and as is the way of our community of neighbors, they aren't facing the crisis alone. Bruce and Lisa Fuller and their family live in the Herman Lake area. An excellent carpenter, Bruce teaches wood shop at Libby High School, and he practices what he teaches, having built by hand the cabin the family calls home.

He suffered a brain aneurism about two weeks ago, and it was touch and go for a few days.

Lisa confided recently to friends Lillian and Kris Lonborg that for a time she didn't know if he'd survive, but he fought through.

Bruce is out of the worst danger, but still faces a long and arduous recovery. He is currently undergoing extensive rehabilitation at a specialized facility in Nebraska, and it's unknown how long it will be until he can return home or whether he will be able to his students in shop class.

Lillian and Kris met Bruce and Lisa 10 years ago at Mugsy's and their friendship has grown.

"He’s an amazing carpenter, father and husband who loves the great outdoors," Lillian wrote. "Hunting and fishing are his passions, not to mention having a jolly good belly laugh watching John Pinette, among other comedians, over a couple of beers accompanied by Lisa’s wonderful cooking."

Without being asked, they pitched in $300 to seed a GoFundMe account for the Fuller family, seeking to raise $10,000, and spread word through their channels.

"Lisa is incredibly worried and needs to be as close to Bruce as possible, many miles from home, during winter," Lillian wrote. "This involves out of pocket hotel and subsistence costs for Lisa and family members who’ve dropped everything to help. Please join us in donating to this cause. No amount is too small!"

Those who'd like to donate but prefer not to use GoFundMe can drop mail them to 9B Media, c/o Bruce Fuller Fund, P.O. Box 1625, Bonners Ferry, ID 83805, or drop them off at 6931 Main Street, Bonners Ferry. Checks should be made out to Bruce or Lisa Fuller.

Questions or Comments? Send us an email!

Mike Weland, Publisher  

6931 Main St.
P.O. Box 1625
Bonners Ferry, ID 83805
(208) 295-1016

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