A group of residents in Kalona are working to raise money to help their neighbor in her fight against cancer. Jody Schudel has been battling cancer since 2006. She was diagnosed with a rare genetic brain cancer that has already claimed the lives of four family members.
Ferrel Ulin is one of the organizers of the event, and a neighbor of Schudel. She says they need the help of area businesses and organizations with donations. They have received plenty of gift certificates and smaller items and for that they are thankful, says Ulin, but now they would like to see some bigger, more visual items donated to the auction that could raise large amounts of money for Schudel.
The fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday, June 11th at the Iowa Mennonite School.