Health Fair helps hundreds of visitors

  • [photos by Gary Meyer, The Mountain Enterprise]

    [photos by Gary Meyer, The Mountain Enterprise]

By Gary Meyer, TME

Ever since the case of Robert “Redbeard” Sanders was publicized in 2012, the Frazier Mountain Health Fair has kept its reputation for being a potential life-saver. Redbeard, who has a shoe repair shop on Mt. Pinos Way, agreed to his wife’s request to attend the Health Fair that year to visit the variety of testing stations.

An ultrasound technician, Richard Baldonado, informed Redbeard that his carotid artery was blocked and he needed to get treatment immediately, or he could…(please see below to view full stories and photographs)

Photo captions:

Above: A local woman receives her stroke screening given by a technician as the line of people waiting winds out of view. Luckily, the procedure took only a couple of minutes and the line moved quickly. Right: Frazier Park School student Bonnie Farringer was delighted when she tapped the soles of her free running shoes from Famous Footwear and they lit up with pretty colored lights.

Mountain residents lined up for free blood tests to give them insight into their health status.

CHP Officers explained the rules to young riders before they took off down the course; 30 new helmets were given away to keep bike riders safe.

The 2018 Frazier Park Health Fair Drug Take Back turned in 2 lb. 4 oz. of medications to Kern County Sheriff’s deputies for safe disposal. That’s a lot of pills.

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This is part of the July 6, 2018 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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