Community rallies around boy

The Nielsen family held a garage sale recently to raise funds for uncovered medical expenses related to their son Hunter's (front left) medical condition -- pectus excavatum, also known as funnel chest. Hunter has had a magnet placed in his chest and is traveling to Sacramento to be fitted for a reciprocal magnet vest which will aims to pull his chest bone outward, relieving the pressure on his heart and spine. Hunter is currently in a trial at Shriners Hospital in Sacramento. Hunter wanted to help with his medical expenses and came up with the lemonade and baked good sale for the garage sale. Tiffany Nielsen (back left) said, "We are so very grateful for the amazing outpouring of support from the community. So many people came out to the event to help support Hunter making donations of garage sale items, baked goods, and monetary (contributions). I cannot thank my community, family, and friends enough for their love and generosity."

Photo by Heather Nyberg-Schlotzhauer/Beacon