Benefit for Jamie Wuertz will be held this weekend

This article submitted by Linda Stelling on 1/5/99.

A hog roast/dance benefit to help cover hospital expenses for Jaime Wuertz, 16, Lake Henry, has been set for Saturday, Jan. 9, at the County Line in Regal.

Francis Liebl, County Line owner, is donating the use of his facility and the band (Cactus Jack) for the dance. Local farmers are donating the pork for the hog roast.

Wuertz, the daughter of Gene and Lori Wuertz, Lake Henry, has been in a coma since a car accident on Dec. 16. Over the Christmas holiday weekend, she was taken out of the intensive care unit at the St. Cloud Hospital and off the respirator. ďShe is holding her own,Ē family members said. She has since been moved to the rehabilitation floor.

ďJaime is still in a coma, but responds to commands,Ē Lynn Wuertz said. ďShe has her good and bad days. When asked who are the Bulldogs, Jaime raises her hand indicating #1. She can also give the thumbs up signal.Ē

ďWe have had a tremendous outpouring of help,Ē Wuertz added. Donations can be made to the Community First National Bank in Paynesville or Greenwald.

A raffle is being held in conjunction with the hog roast/dance. Among the donated items to be raffled off are a TV, VCR, Boom box, and a Country Inn Suite.

An auction will also be held every hour on the hour. Items to be auctioned off include a gun, Harley Davidson print, mountain bike, Ducks Unlimited print, and more.

For more information, contact Bill and Lynn Wuertz, 320-243-3829 or Nancy Nelson, 320-254-2242.

Read about Jamie's accident from the Dec. 23, 1998, issue.

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