Financial help sought for Lori Clark 02.03.10

Written by David Green.

A Morenci native is battling an advanced stage of malignant melanoma and a fund was established to assist her and her children.

Morenci resident Lori Ann Cook, 35, is presently living in Fredericktown, Ohio, to receive help from family members. She is the daughter of David Pennington of Fredricktown and Peggy Pennington of Morenci. She is the granddaughter of Evelyn and the late Cary H. Underhill of Adrian.

Lori is a single mother and her son Shay Cook lives in Morenci. Her sons Kane and Gage Johnston attended Morenci Elementary School.

Donations to the Lori A. Cook Fund can be sent to First-Knox National Bank, One S. Main Street, Mt. Vernon, OH 43050. The fund will assist with transportation and medical expenses, and will also be used to benefit her children during her illness.

Eventually a website will be set up to document her battle with cancer and to thank those who are assisting the family.

Lori’s stepmother, Nancy, said that Lori felt uplifted during a recent visit knowing that friends are willing to help with her predicament and spread awareness of her illness.

“We realize times are bad for everyone, but even if no one can donate financially, thoughts and prayers will be just as appreciated,” she said.

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