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Ellsworth area patient sets $10,000 goal for diabetes cause

A member of this year's Ellsworth High School graduating class, Nathan Brenner was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes five years ago.

After participating in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Walk for a Cure the last couple of years, Brenner is now involved in a new local fundraiser. The insulin-dependent teen showed hope last week the foundation's research will pay off for him and the ever-increasing number of other diabetes patients.

"Nathan has set a goal of raising $10,000 for the foundation," his mother, Jeri Lu, said Wednesday.

The first-time fundraiser he and his family plus other area youths and adults are organizing is called "The Faces of Diabetes," scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Vino in the Valley in Maiden Rock.

Read more in the print version of the Herald June 30.

Bill Kirk

Bill Kirk was editor of the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth, from 1988 to February, 2015 and is now on staff as a reporter. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He previously worked in the media distribution department at the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus and is past editor of The Tri-County News in Osseo, Wisconsin.

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