Rikki Blair fundraiser

Rikki Blair, 45, and her son Braxton, 10, in the hospital. Blair is fighting pancreatic cancer. Her friends have organized a Friday evening fundraiser at the Elks Lodge to help with medical expenses.

Fighting a life-threatening illness isn’t easy, and soaring medical expenses compound the stress.

Jackson local Rikki Blair, 45, is battling pancreatic cancer with everything she’s got. But each appointment in Salt Lake City for surgery or at St. John’s Medical Center for chemotherapy is taking its toll in more ways than one.

Contact Kylie Mohr at 732-7079, health@jhnewsandguide.com or @JHNGhealth.

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