On Sept. 26, Reed Walter of Iroquois went into a diabetic coma and spent a number of weeks in the hospital in Sioux Falls. He is now home, recuperating and gaining strength. He is sleeping well and working on improving his skills.
Walter currently travels to Huron twice a week for physical and speech therapy for three hours per day.
“We are working with Reed’s local healthcare provider to get him set up with a brain injury rehabilitation center,” said Barb Walter, Reed’s mother. “We feel he is now ready to pursue more intensive therapy.”
Iroquois Booster Club sponsored a benefit to help defray the cost of his extended hospital stay. On Nov. 7, the Boosters hosted a ham dinner which netted $2,840 and a raffle that netted $8,877. The drawing for the raffle was at the Iroquois-Doland basketball game on Dec. 21. The winners of the raffle are:
• 70 Winchester rifle donated by Rick Larson was won by Jerome Tschetter.
• A quarter of beef donated by Greg Blue and processing by Iroquois Booster Club was won by Helen Crow.
• Homemade quilt donated by Faith Congregation Sewing Circle was won by Gene Kerkow.
• UsBorne Book Gift Certificate donated by Andrea Walter Utesch was won by Curtis DeHaven.
• Red Zone Gift Certificate donated by Margaret Waldner was won by Kathy Heller.
Walter and his family are overwhelmed by the community support and kindness shown to them. They wish to thank everyone for their kindness.