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Niwot residents help villagers in South America


August 5, 2017

Courtesy Photo From left, Lisa Lee, K. Lynn Walker and Mary-Jean Fickes pause for a photo on their medical mission trip to Eccuador.

Three Niwot residents have been taking their skills abroad to help those in need.

K. Lynn Walker, M.D., is a doctor in Longmont; Lisa Lee is a pediatric nurse practitioner; and Mary-Jean Fickes is an interpreter and translator. The three friends use their professional skills on medical mission trips to underdeveloped parts of the world.

While Lee is new to these trips, Walker and Fickes are seasoned veterans and the three met under happenstance.

“We all met at Pilates of Niwot,” Walker said. “Our instructor knew we were all doing the same work and said, ‘You have to meet each oth...

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