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Kathy Houchins is our friend as part of our Twisted Sisters girlfriend’s group…well she is more than that, she is EVERYBODY’s friend!

When she came to Fort Walton Beach on vacation with her husband Ivan, they knew this would be their permanent home. After moving to Fort Walton Beach, she immediately involved herself in the community by enthusiastically stepping into leadership roles. In 2008 she became Chair of the Board of Directors for the Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce.

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January 29, 2022

Jan 29, 2022 - Sorry for the delay in updating you on what is happening here. I suffered a major heart attack on Sept. 3, 2021 and a week later underwent quad open-heart surgery. The recovery has been long but coming along very well. During this situation, I was removed from the transplant list for obvious reasons, (I was not available to receive a kidney). I am now being retested to make sure I am able to withstand the surgery and take care of the gift of life being given to me by my living donor Christine. I will visit with transplant surgeons on April 4 and 5th at Gainesville (Shands) Hospital and then they will review all the tests and make a determination at that time if I can be placed back on the list. Once that happens we could expect a surgery date sometime in May, 2022. I thank all of you for your support and good wishes and above all.... your prayers. I will update again once I have more info. Take care and let's make 2022 a fabulous year!!

March 17, 2021

YIPPEE.... a date has been scheduled for the transplant surgery. The donor - Christine Albert will be going to Gainesville (Shands Hospital) for the extraction on April 27th and Kathy will be going to Sacred Heart (Ascension Hospital) in Pensacola where she will receive the kidney once it arrives from Gainesville. We have a couple more fundraisers to get through before the surgery so please keep an eye out for that info. Thank you to everyone who has been so supportive along the way. We are nearing completion of the wait journey and now face the recovery adventure.

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April 30, 2021

God Bless

James Foss

April 26, 2021

You\'re in my thoughts this week. May your surgery go well on the 27th.

Johnny Edwards

March 30, 2021

I wish you the best of luck on your surgery and can\'t wait to see you dancing on the tables again!

Aminta Montanez