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New Prague classes collect $1,867 for ALS
By Patrick Fisher
For JeNean Erickson and her family a recent fund drive for ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease, wildly exceeded their expectations as students at two New Prague schools collected $1,867.
The fund drive was at times very personal for Erickson as her father, Merlin Moore, was diagnosed with ALS over the summer. Fourth graders at New Prague Intermediate School and sixth graders at New Prague Middle School took part in the fundraisers.
Erickson’s sister, Julie Smith of Austin, TX, took part in a walk for ALS research with a team she organized.