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Residents raise money at local benefit
Hundreds of people gathered at the Adams County Fairgrounds Sunday to benefit Sarah Berens Fischer. The 36 year old woman suffered a stroke in January that left her partially paralyzed.
After a two month stay in the hospital and rehabilitation, medical bills have piled up. While Fischer does have health insurance, her family says it doesn't cover the out of pocket expenses.
A meal, silent auction, and bake sale took place. Around 700 local residents attended the benefit to raise money for Fischer's expenses.
"With physical therapy she's getting more movement and everything," said benefit committee Denise Koch. "So, it's a great effort of a lot of friends and family to come together to raise money to help her family."
Sarah and her family were thankful for the support.
"Hastings has always been a great community for things like this and they always come together when families are in need," said Sarah's husband Tom Fischer. "This is the second time this has happened for us and it's very humbling."
"It just takes my breath away," Sarah Fischer added.
Donations can be made under the Sarah Fischer foundation account at the Home Federal Bank.
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