NEW YORK CITY (NBC) – Jaci Hermstad, of Spencer, Iowa, is fighting an aggressive form of ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
She has been in New York City receiving treatments of a specially-made, and FDA-approved medication for her, called Antisense Oligonucleotide, or ASO. It could save her life.
Doctors also have been treating her for an ulcer, after Jaci has been experiencing several weeks of stomach pains.
On Thursday, July 11, she is scheduled to receive the third of three spinal infusions of the ASO.
KTIV News 4 and all of Siouxland have been following Jaci’s Story for the last several months.
On Monday Jaci’s story received some national attention on NBC’s Today Show. Jaci and her mother Lori were part of a special story on ALS and Jaci’s fight.