USPS won't deliver cancer patient's medication because of snow b - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

USPS won't deliver cancer patient's medication because of snow berms and ice

Posted: Updated:
SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. -

As a mother of six, including a newborn, Amy Stobart has a lot on her plate to manage. She home schools her ten and five-year-old boys and has to take care of her three-month-old boy.

Two weeks ago Amy went to her doctor's for a routine checkup and got the worst possible news: she has breast cancer.

"I just felt like my whole life was being taken away," Stobart said.

Amy depends on the Postal Service to deliver everything from baby formula to medication for her cancer.

"She just won't deliver mail sometimes and mail that we are expecting to get so we know that it is coming and it just doesn't come," says Stobart.

While the Post Office will deliver in rain, sleet, snow and heat, but it seems they draw the line on ice. Amy even asked if her son could go outside and meet the postal carrier to receive whatever she has and the post office told Amy that they can't do that.  

I spoke with the post office's media contact who said: "Customers who receive mail delivery to curbside boxes need to keep the approach to and exit from their mailbox clear of snow, ice, vehicles, trash cans and other objects."

The postal office says Amy's neighbor's aren't getting their mail either but a photo taken by Amy Thursday morning shows the postal worker delivering mail to her neighbors. Stobart challenged the response given to her by the post office.

"No our mailboxes are attached to our neighbors and so if it was because of a snow berm, then nobody would be getting mail not just not us," she said.

I showed the post office the picture that Amy took, and they said they'll look into it. In the meantime Amy's frustrated and not just for herself, "especially thinking that other people are in my same situation," said Amy.

A Go Fund Me webpage has been set up to help Amy and her family pay for her medical costs: https://www.gofundme.com/pray-for-amy

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Suspect identified in fatal downtown Spokane shooting

    Suspect identified in fatal downtown Spokane shooting

    Thursday, October 18 2018 8:43 AM EDT2018-10-18 12:43:04 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Update: Spokane Police Department SWAT Team officers took a homicide suspect into custody following an afternoon shooting in downtown Spokane. That suspect was identified as 27-year-old Joel C. Taitch. He was found blocks away from the crime scene and booked for 2nd degree murder. 

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Update: Spokane Police Department SWAT Team officers took a homicide suspect into custody following an afternoon shooting in downtown Spokane. That suspect was identified as 27-year-old Joel C. Taitch. He was found blocks away from the crime scene and booked for 2nd degree murder. 

    >>
  • Spokane dealing with blue ash aphid invasion

    Spokane dealing with blue ash aphid invasion

    Wednesday, October 17 2018 9:43 PM EDT2018-10-18 01:43:56 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Feel like you have to keep swatting bugs away when you've been walking outside this week? What you might be calling gnats, are really blue ash aphids. And right now they are more active than ever, because it's mating season. KHQ met a couple who noticed the blue ash aphids right when they started their walk in the park. 

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Feel like you have to keep swatting bugs away when you've been walking outside this week? What you might be calling gnats, are really blue ash aphids. And right now they are more active than ever, because it's mating season. KHQ met a couple who noticed the blue ash aphids right when they started their walk in the park. 

    >>
  • Reward offered for information in attack on trucker

    Reward offered for information in attack on trucker

    Wednesday, October 17 2018 11:16 PM EDT2018-10-18 03:16:43 GMT
    Courtesy Amos PhilipsCourtesy Amos Philips

    FORT HALL, Idaho (AP) - A trucker from Missouri who was beaten at an Idaho truck stop last month is still recovering from his injuries, and his employer has offered a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of his attacker.

    >>

    FORT HALL, Idaho (AP) - A trucker from Missouri who was beaten at an Idaho truck stop last month is still recovering from his injuries, and his employer has offered a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of his attacker.

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • President Trump threatens Mexico over migrant caravan

    President Trump threatens Mexico over migrant caravan

    Thursday, October 18 2018 8:49 AM EDT2018-10-18 12:49:18 GMT

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump is lashing out over a caravan of Central American migrants trying to reach the United States, saying that if Mexico does not stop the effort, he will use the military to "CLOSE OUR SOUTHERN BORDER." Trump tweeted Thursday that he wanted "Mexico to stop this onslaught." He also appeared to threaten a revamped trade deal with Mexico and Canada.

    >>

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump is lashing out over a caravan of Central American migrants trying to reach the United States, saying that if Mexico does not stop the effort, he will use the military to "CLOSE OUR SOUTHERN BORDER." Trump tweeted Thursday that he wanted "Mexico to stop this onslaught." He also appeared to threaten a revamped trade deal with Mexico and Canada.

    >>
  • Suspect identified in fatal downtown Spokane shooting

    Suspect identified in fatal downtown Spokane shooting

    Thursday, October 18 2018 8:43 AM EDT2018-10-18 12:43:04 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Update: Spokane Police Department SWAT Team officers took a homicide suspect into custody following an afternoon shooting in downtown Spokane. That suspect was identified as 27-year-old Joel C. Taitch. He was found blocks away from the crime scene and booked for 2nd degree murder. 

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Update: Spokane Police Department SWAT Team officers took a homicide suspect into custody following an afternoon shooting in downtown Spokane. That suspect was identified as 27-year-old Joel C. Taitch. He was found blocks away from the crime scene and booked for 2nd degree murder. 

    >>
  • Kleenex to rebrand 'mansize' tissues after gender complaints

    Kleenex to rebrand 'mansize' tissues after gender complaints

    Thursday, October 18 2018 8:35 AM EDT2018-10-18 12:35:05 GMT

    LONDON - Kleenex maker Kimberly-Clark says it will re-brand its "Mansize" tissues after consumers complained the name was sexist.  The company says that following a "consistent increase of complaints on gender concern" the product will now be called "Kleenex Extra Large." Packages for the tissues describe them as "confidently strong" and "comfortingly soft."   

    >>

    LONDON - Kleenex maker Kimberly-Clark says it will re-brand its "Mansize" tissues after consumers complained the name was sexist.  The company says that following a "consistent increase of complaints on gender concern" the product will now be called "Kleenex Extra Large." Packages for the tissues describe them as "confidently strong" and "comfortingly soft."   

    >>