Fundraiser for Muller held under sunny skies

A special fundraiser for leukemia patient Steve Muller attracted friends, family and coworkers Saturday for a day of fun in the sun and the chance to help the Muller family get through some tough times.

Brandy Tippetts throws colored corn starch on walkers participating in the fun run and walk to raise money for the Steven Muller family Saturday at the New Horizons Care Center. Receiving the burst of color are (l-r) Anna Atkinson, Suzanne Wilson, Mikayla Campbell and Maddie Campbell. David Peck photo
Brandy Tippetts throws colored corn starch on walkers participating in the fun run and walk to raise money for the Steven Muller family Saturday at the New Horizons Care Center. Receiving the burst of color are (l-r) Anna Atkinson, Suzanne Wilson, Mikayla Campbell and Maddie Campbell.
David Peck photo

Muller has been battling a very rare form of leukemia, usually only seen in young children, since October of 2013. He has been unable to work during that period of time and has spent many hours undergoing painful and expensive chemotherapy treatments.

Muller’s leukemia recently reappeared and he is currently undergoing treatment at the Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City, where he is preparing for a stem cell transplant and is receiving additional chemotherapy treatment.

The fundraiser was held at North Big Horn Hospital, where Muller’s wife Jennifer is an employee. Around $1,400 was raised during the afternoon of events, which included a fun run, chili cook-off, a car smash and photo session. All proceeds from the event were donated to the Muller family, which includes three children.

“We didn’t have a ton of people, but we sure had a ton of fun,” said organizer Amanda Clavadetscher. “I was raised to help people when they need help, and, while you’re at it, why not have some fun, too.”

By Patti Carpenter