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Jaci Hermstad receives third spinal infusion treatment

(KTIV) – Jaci Hermstad of Spencer, Iowa, who is fighting hard against the devastating effects of ALS, on Thursday received a third spinal infusion of the drug that could save her life.

And according to her family this evening, everything went well.

Jaci has been in New York for the last few weeks to receive doses of the Antisense Oligonucleotide, or ASO, specifically made for her aggressive form of Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Each time Jaci receives an infusion, it’s double the previous dose.

Doctors say it could take some time before any positive effects from the drug are observed in Jaci.

Today’s procedure was scheduled to be the final infusion.

But Jaci’s mother, Lori, says doctors could administer a fourth, during the family’s medical stay in New York City.

Another fundraiser was held Wednesday in Charter Oak, Iowa, to raise money for Jaci’s medical costs, which total hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Stella Daskalakis

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