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Young girl overcomes obstacles, inspires others

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She lights the room with her smile, but her first 14 years have been anything but sunny.

Kaela Gaulden has been battling Ewing Sarcoma bone cancer for the past seven years. She has endured 15 surgeries, the last of which was in December when most of her right leg was amputated. And she is determined to keep up with her...

McKinley County Friends of NRA Banquet & Auction, April 11, 2015

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Former crime reporter turns to crowd funding to combat cancer

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Author and previous Gallup Independent writer Michael Sullivan was recently and unexpectedly diagnosed with bone cancer. Sullivan is set to begin radiation therapy this week and has joined GoFundMe, an online fundraising website. As of today, Sullivan has raised over $1,000 and has a goal of bringing in $100,000 to offset medical expenses.

According to Sullivan, he was initially diagnosed with prostate cancer, which soon metastasized into his bones. Sullivan also said that the benefits provided to him by Medicare don’t cover the necessary treatments.

“Medical expenses are skyrocketing, exceeding the ability of my family and I to keep pace,” Sullivan said. So, I established an...

‘Stormy Skies’

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Gallup Sun reader Theresa Diaz snapped this sunset photo from east Historic Highway 66 on April 13.

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‘Making the play’

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Gallup High School Aztec Baseball third baseman Isiah Mike warms up his arm during in-field practice April 14.

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