Natalia’s Café, local businesses, and the Downtown Camas Association invite you to a special event called “Carnival For Camden & Silent Auction: A Fundraiser” today, Monday, June 24 from 12-7 pm. Love for the Linton Family! Natalia’s is asking you to support this local family.

Natalia’s Café, located at 437 NE 4th Avenue in Downtown Camas, will host the the event, which  includes a Kids Carnival, from 12-5, and a Silent Auction with wine and appetizers, from 12-7 pm.

Camden Linton is a 4-year-old Camas resident who was just diagnosed with an inoperable and aggressive brain tumor called Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG). There is no known cure for DIPG.

Camden and his family are well-loved members of Camas. His mom, Erin, works as a teacher/librarian at Grass Valley Elementary School, and his father, Jeff, works at Georgia-Pacific. Their other children, Kaden and Kennedy, are students in our Camas schools who have been raised to help and serve others.

Now, it’s their time to be served so some of their burden can be alleviated. 

Please join us in helping the Linton family. One hundred percent of the donations will go to their family. 

There is a $10 cover charge for the auction, which includes one adult beverage ticket. 100% of this charge will go to the Linton’s. The team at Natalia’s Cafe has been working for more than a week preparing for the event, and several businesses and local residents are contributing gift baskets, time and other donations to help out with the cause.

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“We just want the family to feel loved and cared for,” said Erica Slowthower, owner of Natalia’s Cafe.

All activities are free, by donation.

Kids Carnival to include:

  • Carnival games
  • Rock Painting and Bracelet Making with Anna Norris
  • Face Painting
  • Balloon Characters
  • Cotton Candy
  • Dippin’ Dots
  • Popcorn

You may also donate to the Linton GoFundMe:

WASHOUGAL, WA — Local Friends and supporters of Charleigh Chaston and her family attended a bake sale at Washougal High School Tuesday to raise funds to offset the teenager’s medical expenses.

The bake sale was intended to be in conjunction with a car wash, but falling ash from the Eagle Creek Trail, and the Archer Mountain fires altered those plans.

Chaston, a 14-year-old Washougal teen, fell down 60 feet on August 22 while hiking Panther Falls with friends and family. She sustained multiple breaks in her legs, ankles, feet, pelvis and jawbones.

She was in the ICU through August 30, and is currently being treated in a pediatric unit. Chaston has already undergone several surgeries, and doctors are preparing her for more surgeries in the weeks to come.

She is expected to stay in the hospital at least another four weeks.

“It’s been awful,” said Koy Chaston, Charleigh’s brother. “My brother was there, along with a nurse and chiropractor, who were hiking on the trail. It’s a miracle her head, neck or spine weren’t injured. We’re grateful for all the people who came out to support her today.”

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Koy said his mother has not left Charleigh’s side since the accident.

Fundraiser organizers planned this event as a way to help the Chaston family pay for mounting medical expenses, as well as physical therapy treatments over the next several months. It will be a long recovery.

Charleigh Chaston Fundraising Site

Organizers also encourage donations be made to this site:

All funds will go directly to the Chaston family.


WASHOUGAL, WA – Friends of Washougal teen Charleigh Chaston are holding a fundraiser for her Tuesday, September 5 from noon-7 pm at Washougal High School to help her family pay for medical expenses after she sustained severe injuries in a 60-foot fall.

Chaston and her family were hiking at Panther Creek when she slipped and fell 60 feet to a rock at the bottom of the falls. Immediately after the fall, a nurse, a chiropractor, and her brother Taeg took care of her until she was life-flighted to a Portland hospital with severe injuries to her legs and jaw.

Her family reports she had no neck, head or spinal injuries.

Her injuries include shattered legs and jaw bones, as well as foot, heel, ankle and pelvis breaks. Chaston has already had several surgeries, with more to come.

Her legs are rodded, plated and screwed back together. Her jaw bones were also plated, screwed and wired shut. Her pelvis is cracked, but stable, and she will have surgery next week to repair her foot, heal, and ankle.

Until August 30, she was in ICU in critical condition, but stable condition. She is currently in a less critical pediatric unit.

The Chaston family has been grateful for the overwhelming love and support they’ve received from family, friends, and the community.

The road ahead will be challenging, and expensive as it will include four more weeks of hospitalization, physical therapy, and high school tutoring.

Friends of the Chaston family are holding Tuesday’s fundraiser to help with those expenses. Any and all donations will be accepted.

For more information, call 360.991.1135.