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Jaci Hermstad returns home after two months of treatments for ALS

SPENCER, Iowa (KTIV) – After 55 days of treatment, in New York, for an aggressive form of Lou Gehrig’s Disease, also known as ALS, a Spencer, Iowa, woman is back home in northwest Iowa.

On her “Cowgirl Up For Jaci” Facebook page, Jaci Hermstad’s mother, Lori, said, “We made it home safe!” Accompanying the post was the picture of a sign that reads, “”Cowgirl Up For Jaci”. The sign greeted the Hermstad family when they got home, Wednesday night.

On Facebook, Lori Hermstad also said, “Please keep praying for results. We know so many of you already pray for Jaci but she specifically asked tonight. Love you all, God bless!”

The Hermstad family spent 55 days in New York where doctors could administer four separate infusions of what’s called Antisense Oligonucleotide, or ASO. It was specifically made for Jaci’s form of ALS. Her doctors aren’t certain what the treatments will do, but it’s a glimmer of hope for Jaci, and her family

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