Groundbreaking new drug could save 25-year-old dying of ALS


SPENCER, Iowa (KCAU) – A 25-year-old girl is in the fight of her life against a rare and aggressive form of ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. 

For many, this diagnosis is written off as death sentence, it was for Jaci Hermstad’s twin sister Alex. But for Jaci, she has a chance at writing her own ending.

Doctor’s have created a new groundbreaking experimental drug call ASO. It’s designed specifically to treat Jaci and her severe form of ALS.

While there’s currently no guarantee that this drug will work, the doctor’s have prescribed so much more than just medicine alone, they’ve given Jaci and her loved ones hope.

“We consistently hear when you get diagnosed ‘You have ALS, good luck, go home and make the best of it, you’re dying.’ So for this to come out right now is such a blessing in disguise, in my opinion. I truly believe that this is going to be the cure,” says Jaci.

To get the medicine Jaci so desperately needs, the family still needs to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars. To help donate click here. 

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