According to Derek Demo of KHSL TV 12 in Chico-Redding E. coli O157:H7 victim Olivia Henderson is out of the hospital, but not out of the woods.
“It’s just hard to put into words. You hear of people having E. coli, but you never think of it actually happening to a member of your family” said Sue Henderson. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what happened to Sue’s 10-year old granddaughter. Olivia Henderson was air lifted to U.C. Davis on October 1st after she was diagnosed with E. coli. After spending four weeks (likely with Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome – HUS) in the hospital, she is now home, but her fight is far from over. “All around it’s been very, very difficult” Henderson said.
The Corning Volunteer Fire Department is stepping in to lend a helping hand. The department has organized a spaghetti feed fundraiser for December 4th and is also collecting donations to help the family with growing hospital bills. Community members are also putting on an all you can eat tri-tip and crab feed which will be held December 11th.