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Benefit for area woman Sunday at the Bluffs

HAGER CITY -- When Barbra Harriman was 9-years-old, she walked 21 miles for charity.

Now, the Pepin native struggles to walk 21 feet, thanks to multiple sclerosis, with which she was diagnosed in 2002.

Insurance is unable to cover all the medical costs necessary to treat the disease, so friends and family have come together for a benefit, which will be held this weekend, in two different locations. The Saturday location is at Third Base in Pepin, with the Sunday location at The Bluffs in Hager City. Both benefits are scheduled to run from 12-6 p.m.

Multiple sclerosis is a condition in which the immune system attacks the central nervous system, resulting in symptoms such as muscle weakness, abnormal muscle spasms or difficulty in moving.

Harriman's condition was believed to have been in remission until last year, when a nightmare of different proportions reared its ugly head.

"I wanted to be a mother since I was 17," the now-42-year-old said.

For more please read the June 4 print version of the Herald.

Jason Schulte

Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts. 

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