Fundraiser for Jaci Hermstad at the Charter Oak Iowa Fair raises $3,050

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UPDATE:  A family from Ricketts, Iowa, along with the Charter Oak Iowa community, stepped forward in a big way to help a Spencer, Iowa, woman, who is fighting an aggressive from of Lou Gehrig’s Disease or ALS.

Those friends of Jaci Hermstad, along with her fellow employees at Spencer Ag Center, held a special pig auction tonight, at the Charter Oak Iowa Fair to help defer some of Jaci’s medical costs.

The auction was organized by Peyton, Dawson, Aaron and Debbie Gress of Ricketts, Iowa, and Greg Lear of the Spencer Ag Center.

Thanks to their generosity and the generosity of many other people, $3,050 was raised for Jaci.

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CHARTER OAK, Iowa (KTIV) —  More Siouxlanders are stepping forward to help a Spencer, Iowa, woman, who is fighting an aggressive from of Lou Gehrig’s Disease or ALS.

Some of Jaci Hermstad’s friends and fellow employees at Spencer Ag Center are holding a special auction on Wednesday, July 10 (tonight), to help defer some of her medical costs.

The full auction starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Charter Oak Iowa Fair, in Crawford County, northwest of Denison.
The special auction for Jaci will be held sometime after 6:30. The public is welcome to attend.

Many people in Siouxland communities have held fundraisers for Jaci, who currently is in New York City, receiving spinal infusions of an Antisense Oligonucleotide, or ASO, the medication that could help save her life.

Jaci is scheduled to receive the third infusion of the expensive drug, made specifically for her, on Thursday, July 11.

Jaci’s mother, Lori Hermstad, says doctors could administer a fourth infusion of the ASO, while the family is in New York City.

Stella Daskalakis

Stella Daskalakis

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