A local nonprofit called “West Texas Gifts of Hope,” that helps cancer patients, is making a $6,000 donation to Texas Tech Health Sciences Center in Odessa.
The money will be used to help cancer patients in rural areas. It was made in the honor of two Odessans who died from cancer.
Madison Swinney was diagnosed with cancer as a teen at the age of 15. She lost her battle at just 23-years-old. The Swinney family was on hand for the presentation.
Adela Larrea Vasquez fought issues with cancer for 27 years and earned her angel wings in 2022. She was married to Gilbert Vasquez, who is a current Odessa City Council Member, for 54 years. She also left behind two children including Monica Tschauner who’s seen in a picture here with her father Gilbert.
The hope is to provide education and awareness to get medical help and not put it off. For more pics, check out our Facebook page.