Spencer Woman Passes Away Following Courageous Battle With A-L-S

Fri 5-1-2020

(Spencer)-- A Spencer woman has passed away following a courageous battle against an aggressive form of ALS, or Lou Gehrig's Disease.

The family of Jaci Hermstad says she passed away early this (Friday) morning.

Last fall, Jaci began a series of infusions of an experimental drug that got special clearance from the FDA. Doctors hoped it would slow the progression of the disease and possibly even save her life. But Jaci's condition declined recently and she was moved into hospice care where she passed away.

Jaci's sister, Alex, died of the same disease in 2011.