This notice is being posted on behalf of residents of 575 Petaluma Avenue housing complex who are suffering from cancers, neurological and other illnesses. Others have died recently. Their apartments are located within 250 to 500 ft from the Crown Castle cell tower located next to Sonoma West Medical Center.
Deaths . . .
Victoria — lived about 260 ft. from the Cell Tower, from 2009 until her death in 2010
Victoria, in her 30’s, moved into PAH shortly after receiving a diagnosis of breast cancer. When she first arrived she was positive, active, and outgoing. During the one year she lived here however, she grew progressively worse until she needed special care and had to leave. She died shortly afterwards.
David — lived about 260 ft. from the Cell Tower, from 2009 until his death in 2011
David, in his 60’s, was a Vietnam Vet and had heart issues. He was found unconscious in his apartment. He died shortly afterwards.
Erin — lived about 350 ft. from the Cell Tower, from 2009 until her death in 2013
Eri was in her 20’s when she moved here and was healthy. She was diagnosed with breast cancer shortly after the birth of her child around 2011. She died at age 33 and left a 2 year old son. She died in her apartment.
Wayne — lived about 300 ft. from the Cell Tower, from 2009 until his death in 2014
Wayne, in his 60’s, had diabetes which progressed to the point where he became wheel chair bound. Eventually he had one leg then the other leg amputated. He died in the apartment in 2014.
Tara — lived about 300 ft. from the Cell Tower, from 2009 until her death in 2015
Tara, in her 70’s, died here in her apartment. She had osteoporosis that progressed to such a point she experienced continual excruciating pain and loss of full mobility. She chose to end her own life via starvation.
Personal Accounts of Residents of Petaluma and Walker Avenues, Living Within 500 Feet of The Cell Tower
Current Illnesses . . .
Judy — has lived at 565 Petaluma Ave. about 260 ft. from the Cell Tower, since 2009
Judy, in her 50’s, first lived on the first floor — next to the room that contains the three-story building’s bank of electric so-called “Smart Meters” — 48 of them — for about two years. She then moved to the second-floor unit closest to the cell tower. Judy suffers from severe migraines and vertigo.
Shelaara — has lived at 565 Petaluma Ave. about 275 ft. from the Cell Tower, since 2009
Shelaara, in her 80’s, developed heart issues after living five years in the third-floor unit closest to the cell tower. She has electrical problems with her heart, just had her third surgical ablation and was recently in the ICU after coding.
Kathryn — has lived at 565 Petaluma Ave. about 300 ft. from the Cell Tower, since 2009
Kathryn, in her 70’s, lives on the second floor and is experiencing headaches, dizziness, fatigue, memory fog, inability to sleep through the night and bone and cartilage problems.
Lee — has lived at 565 Petaluma Ave. about 300 ft. from the Cell Tower. since 2010
Lee lives on the third floor. Lee’s daughter, in her 20’s has experienced debilitating fatigue after living here for four years.
Maria — has lived at 565 Petaluma Ave. about 300 ft. from the Cell Tower, since 2009
Maria, in her 40’s. lives on the first floor and has developed breast cancer since living there.
Carmen — has lived at 565 Petaluma Ave. about 350 ft. from the Cell Tower, since 2013
Carmen lives on the second floor and has horrible sleep problems, cartilage/bone issues and experiences memory loss.
Wendy — has lived at 565 Petaluma Ave. about 450 ft. and then 300 ft. from the Cell Tower, since 2009
Wendy first lived on the second-floor room that contains the three-story building’s bank of smart meters, for about two three years. Then she moved to the first floor closer to the cell tower. Since living here, Wendy has developed a condition that has rendered her thyroid to no longer function. Wendy is the mother of Kelly.
Kelly — has lived at 565 and 567 Petaluma Ave. about 450 ft. and then 550 ft. from the Cell Tower, since 2009
Kelly, now in her 20’s, moved into the second-floor unit at 565 Petaluma Ave. with her mother at age 15 and lived there for four years. While at that apartment Kelly had a cyst removed from her ovary at age 16. Also, while living there, she became pregnant and gave birth to her son. In 2013, Kelly moved to 567 Petaluma Ave. In February 2018, Kelly had ovarian cancer surgery which removed a 15-pound tumor and her ovary at age 25. Her son coded three times after his birth and has had three surgeries for breathing issues: the first soon after birth, the second at two years old and the third at four years old.
Alie — has lived at 567 Petaluma Ave. about 360 ft. from the Cell Tower, since 2009
Alie, in her 30’s and her family first lived in 573 Petaluma Ave. for 2-3 years and then moved to 567 Petaluma Ave. which is in direct line with the cell tower. She has been experiencing severe stomach disorder that was first diagnosed as cancer, has lump near breast – under arm which is being monitored, sleep issues, headaches, extreme fatigue. Her 8-year old has morning headaches and tinnitus. Her husband has headaches after 15 minutes and needs to leave their upstairs bedroom
Sheila and Steven — have lived at on Walker Ave. about 475 ft. from the Cell Tower, since 1988
Sheila told us the cell tower was built about 15 years ago and has been upgraded several times since then. Sheila, in her 70’s, has Alzheimer’s and is losing her sight. Steven, also in his 70’s has severe dementia.
Pam — has lived at 577 Petaluma Ave. about 500 ft. from the Cell Tower, since 2009
Pam, in her 50’s, has had two skin cancer surgeries and her daughter has been diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease. Her daughter just turned 14 years old.
Connie — has lived at 573 Petaluma Ave. about 500 ft. from the Cell Tower, since 2009
Connie, in her 60’s, was diagnosed with breast cancer in September 2015. She is experiencing on-going episodes of vertigo, migraines and tinnitus. Her daughter, in her 20’s, was 14 when they moved here and she has since been experiencing headaches and fatigue.
Refer to the link below for more information:
The Palm Drive Health Care District (PDHCD) Board will be requested to revise their agreement with Crown Castle to remove the celltower which has seriously affected the health of nearby residents. Call the PDHCD to express your support:
Phone: (707) 823-3586
Alanna Brogan, Executive Director
You may also leave an email message with Connie, one the the residents at 575 Petaluma Avenue Homes